Climate Landscapes Conference startet morgen, 18.10.2022

Der Countdown für unsere Climate Landscapes Conference ( läuft – morgen geht es los!

Unter dem (Unter-)Titel „Working with plants, soils and water to cool the climate and rehydrate the Earth’s landscapes“ werden wir Wissenschaftler und Praktiker aus der ganzen Welt zusammenbringen. Sei mit dabei!

A growing body of evidence suggests that ongoing forest destruction, soil degradation, sealing of soils, and the associated loss of terrestrial soil water storage are disrupting the movement of water into and through the atmosphere.

This is causing significant shifts in precipitation, resulting in less rainfall and drought in many areas of the world, an increase in regional temperatures, and a worsening of climate change.

At the same time, the natural cooling potential of vegetation caused by evaporation has been largely overlooked in considerations of how to overcome climate change.

In addition, our hydrological infrastructure is optimized to rapidly drain precipitation through sewers and rivers instead of keeping water in the landscape, which further exacerbates the situation.

These changes affect regional climate, but can also affect distant regions through long-distance effects (called teleconnections). Understanding the interwoven relationships and resulting energy fluxes between vegetation, soils, and water on the ground and in and with the atmosphere can help us mitigate climate change while creating resilient ecosystems.

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