How trees and forests reduce risks from climate change
Across the globe, increasing tree cover is a popular solution to offset carbon emissions. Replenishing trees is only part of the answer, and scientists seek an increased role as part of a multi-layered policy approach.
Published in Nature Climate Change, May 2021.
Displaced and disenfranchised by decades of war, some Colombians are rebuilding their lives—and their forests—through ranching.
One meal a day
Urban Agriculture growth in U.S. cities
Adding power to the value of trees
‘It’s a perverse system’: How Colombia’s farmers are reforesting their logged land
The next water cycle
Colombia finds hope for saving its wild lands.
A new climate for grazing livestock.
New Security Beat (Feb. 12, 2020). To Envision a More Sustainable Future, Tell the Story of Conservation Technology.
Mongabay (August 15, 2019). Precision conservation: High tech to the rescue in the Peruvian Amazon.
Hot, Hungry Planet: The Fight to Stop a Global Food Crisis in the Face of Climate Change
The U.N. predicts the Earth will have more than 9.6 billion people by 2050. With resources already scarce, how will we feed them all? Journalist Lisa Palmer has traveled the world for years, documenting the cutting-edge innovations of people and organizations on the front lines of fighting the food gap. Here, she shares the story of the epic journey to solve the imperfect relationship between two of our planet’s greatest challenges: climate change and global hunger.
“This lively, concise book is packed with practical and often surprising ideas for meeting the— Dan Fagin, Pulitzer-prize-winning author of Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation
profound challenges of global food scarcity. Lisa Palmer is a clear-eyed realist, but her fascinating tour of our Hot Hungry Planet will leave you more optimistic than you may have