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Peatlands and and Its Role to Prevent Climate Change

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Peatlands play an important role to prevent climate change. Over the past 10,000 years, peatlands have absorbed an estimated 1.2 trillion tonnes of carbon dioxide, having a net cooling effect on the earth. Peatlands are now the world’s largest terrestrial long-term sink of atmospheric carbon-storing twice as much carbon as the biomass of the world’s forests. (Parish et al., 2008). Predictions by the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) in 2020 of significant changes in global temperature and rainfall regimes have significant implications for peatland ecosystems. In many cases, the predicted changes are expected to harm peatlands and exacerbate the rate of degradation and release of stored carbon.

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How bad are the effects of Climate Change in Human Health?

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Global climate change comes with an increase in the earth’s temperature. it has the potential for direct and indirect impacts on the environment and public health. Some of the direct impacts that occur are heatwaves and extreme winters. The severity of these health risks will depend on the ability of public health and safety systems to prepare for these changing threats, as well as factors such as an individual’s behavior, age, gender, and economic status.

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5 Things You Need to Consider Before Getting Carried Away Toward Fast Fashion

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Can you recall how many times you usually buy new clothes in a year? How much do you pay for those garments? How many pieces that you actually wear? Is there any of them that ends up being stacked and untouched in your wardrobe? Some of you might’ve been able to immediately visualize the answer to all those questions. Whether or not you’re feeling guilt-tripped reading this, views in regards to fashion will never be out of date as time progresses. So now, let’s go along with a deeper understanding and encircling the fashion industry, how much it has changed and how did we end up being overpowered by the current unavoidable capital movement–fast fashion.

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Ice-Albedo Feedback and The Latest News on Climate Change

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We often hear about the glaciers phenomenon that has been melting. According to the Nature journal reports from the measurement of three-dimensional satellites, it said that the world’s glaciers are melting faster with a defrosting release rate of 31% compared to 15 years ago. Using over 20 years of satellite data, scientists calculated that the world’s 220,000 mountain glaciers have lost more than 328 billion tons of ice and snow per year since 2015.

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