Rhein on Energy and Climate

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Outside the oceans tropical forests constitute the biggest carbon reservoir on earth. 289 billion tons carbon are sequestered in all forests on earth, and 0.5 billion tons of carbon are lost every year through net deforestation. It is of crucial importance for the global climate to maintain the present stock of forests for the indefinite… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

Global energy demand – and C02 emissions – is expected to double by the middle of the century as a result of rising population and per-capita consumption. Such a development is unsustainable: • Climate change will prevent humanity from continuing along the energy pathway of the past. Business as usual will put the very existence… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein