Variation within genomes, species or entire ecosystems are an expression of biodiversity. Equatorial regions are especially biodiverse as are coasts with high sea temperatures. Global deforestation is a major factor contributing to the reduction in biodiversity, effectively putting many species in danger of extinction.
The Nature and Necessity of Bees
Basic Books, 2018
Tropical Forests Have Big Climate Benefits Beyond Carbon Storage
Study finds that trees cool the planet by one-third of a degree through biophysical mechanisms such as humidifying the air.
Buzz, Sting, Bite
Why We Need Insects
Simon & Schuster, 2019
Using Finance to Protect and Enhance Biodiversity While Simultaneously Sequestering Carbon
A Chat with Ralph Chami
Climate 21 Podcast, 2021
Protect the Neglected Half of Our Blue Planet
Maintaining momentum is crucial as nations build a treaty to safeguard the high seas, argue Glen Wright, Julien Rochette, Kristina M. Gjerde and Lisa A. Levin.
Boston Consulting Group, 2020
Five Priorities for a Sustainable Ocean Economy
Unleash the ocean’s potential to boost economies sustainably while addressing climate change, food security and biodiversity.
Forests Emerge as a Major Overlooked Climate Factor
New work at the intersection of atmospheric science and ecology is finding that forests can influence rainfall and climate from across a continent.