Department für Geographie




10 New Insights in Climate Science 2020

28.01.2021  Pongratz, J.

Future Earth, the Earth League, the World Climate Research Programme and partners have released the latest horizon scan of new insights in climate science. "10 New Insights in Climate Science 2020" was presented yesterday by UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa. Our chair contributed to insight 3, the state of the terrestrial CO2 sink, which currently take up about one third of all anthropogenic CO2 emissions: Human-driven land-use changes, such as deforestation, are degrading the tropical carbon sink. Other factors, such as shortages of other nutrients, water stress and permafrost thaw, could further impede the land sink. See for more information.