Gardeners of the Forest

If elephants, which are already critically endangered, become extinct, the Central and West African rain forest – the second largest on Earth – would lose 6-9% of its ability to capture atmospheric carbon, exacerbating planetary warming.

Unnecessary Deaths by Fire

Each year, 20,000 premature deaths in the United States are caused by the smoke from human-ignited fires.

Sunburnt Algae

Climate change threatens endangered marimo algae balls with extinction through deadly sunburn.

Deep-sea Soot

Up to one a half million tonnes of carbon, soot, and other particles from combustion end up in deep-sea trenches every year.

A Lethal Climate

For the first time, hotter days brought about by climate change have been linked to an increased risk of shootings in the United States.

Risky Resilience

In the Western United States, an increase in forest resilience has been linked with a higher mortality risk for trees.

Woody Infestation

Vines and climbing plants are more likely to infest smaller trees in Southeast Asian forests, with significant implications for global carbon storage and climate change.

Washed into Dust

The Salton Sea, California’s most polluted inland lake, is turning into toxic dust caused by a decline in Colorado River flow.

Draining the Water Tower

Climate change will likely lead to irreversible declines in freshwater storage in the Tibetan Plateau by the middle of this century, impacting the supply freshwater for nearly two billion people.

Rising Injustice

Global Warming is likely to lead to a huge increase in heat-induced labour loss, which will mainly impact those who work outdoors and for low wages. A tragic example of environmental injustice.