Every week, Fracked Earth News collects the top climate and energy headlines, including:
__When asked what is “the biggest potential threat to the global economy in 2016,” 750 experts responded, “Global warming.” There’s also major concern “that inter-connections between risks [are] becoming stronger,” such as the impact on national security as people begin migrating in search of water, food and higher ground.
__Scientists confirm “that the consequences of fossil fuel burning and deforestation are accumulating far below the planet’s surface,” deep in our oceans. 90% of greenhouse gases produced in the 1970s were absorbed by the oceans and “a little more than a third of that seafaring heat has worked its way down to depths greater than 2,300 feet.”
__Will the mighty American Chestnut return to its rightful place in Eastern US forests? Several dedicated University researchers are hoping to safely re-establish the American Chestnut — and they’re on the brink of doing just that.