Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Climate Change Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:39:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Conservation Tools: Satellites Sound Fire Alarm in Tropical Forests Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:50:00 +0000 A burning forest in Madagascar. (© Haroldo Castro)A grant from NASA will help Conservation International continue to develop Firecast, a groundbreaking tool that uses satellite imagery to detect fires and predict fire threats in critical forests. ]]> 1 Big Things Come in Small Climates Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:52:00 +0000 tree in field, CambodiaFor years, climate scientists ignored small patches of vegetation — yet they held a big secret.]]> 0 Small Islands, Giant Oceans: Q&A with President Tong of the Republic of Kiribati Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 President Anote Tong of KiribatiKiribati's newest announcement aims to regenerate a vital ocean area the size of California.]]> 1 A Harrowing Journey in Search of Climate Clues Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Paul Mayewski, Sanjayan in AndesTo retrieve ice cores, some climate scientists must go to the ends of the Earth. ]]> 0 Small Farms, Large Stakes: Climate Change and Smallholder Farmers Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:30:00 +0000 Farmer in Tanzania. Smallholder farmers are estimated to represent 85% of the world's farms and provide over 80% of the food consumed in the developing world. (© Benjamin Drummond)The impacts of climate change on smallholders will likely have enormous consequences for all of us.]]> 2 Urban Jungle: Jakarta’s Green Wall Tue, 13 May 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Panoramic cityscape of Indonesia's capital city, JakartaForests store fresh water cities depend on — and keep it from descending on them all at once. ]]> 1 Climate Scientists Are People, Too Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 scientist at weather station in MalaysiaWhen scientists are seen as human, they are more likable — and more trusted.]]> 1 The EU’s Carbon Footprint Is Bigger Than You Think Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 cropland bordering rainforest, Iguacu National Park, BrazilSince 1990, the EU has massively increased its imports of carbon-intensive products.]]> 7 Why Palm Oil Isn’t the Enemy Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 oil palm fruit in MalaysiaIt’s where and how it’s grown that we need to change.]]> 11 The New Face of Climate Change Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 children in MadagascarClimate change isn't happening in the distant future in a faraway place. It’s us. It’s now.]]> 1