The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies Climate Change as the greatest threat to global health in the 21st century. Because the earth is a system, where everything is connected, changes in one area influences change in all others. Whereas the 10 countries with the largest emissions contribute 68% of the global (carbon dioxide and methane, the effects of climate change including food and water scarcity, increased flooding, extreme heat, more disease, economic loss, catastrophic storms, declining biodiversity, affects the least developed countries more- Uganda is among them.
Researchers from Cornell University, Ohio State University, Technical University of Munich, and the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station are using synchrotron light to investigate how moisture affects soil carbon—an important ingredient for healthy crops and fertile fields.
The growth of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP) during the Cenozoic drove dramatic climate and environmental change in this region. However, there has been a limited amount of research on long-term climate change on QTP. Therefore, the long-term paleoclimatic evolution of the Tibetan Plateau and its main driving mechanisms are poorly understood. In a study published in Science China: Earth Sciences, using bioclimatic analysis (BA) and jointed probability density functions (JPDFs), researchers from the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences quantitatively reconstructed the paleoclimatic parameters based on 48 floras for QTP
Along with our partners, CECA is committed to seeing that Uganda, and the world as a whole achieve the sustainable development goal No. 13; Climate Action