In the clear, shallow waters of the Caspian Sea, chunks of ice moved by extreme winds scoured the vegetation on the sea floor. USGS, Unsplash

Best of Landscape News 2022: Climate

Our pick of this year’s top stories on climate

Every year, the number of headlines about climate change seems to increase and expand, covering communities facing everything from insect swarms to wildfires to weather like we’ve never experienced it before. The state of the climate is worsening, and the solutions that we’re clinging to, like climate offsetting, are not as simple as they seem.

Here, we’ve brought together the best climate articles from Landscape News in 2022, covering plant-powered planes to plastic pollution and more, looking at what we must do to keep our future liveable.

So you want to offset your emissions? Read this first

A quick guide to how offsetting works best

"Offsetting" is when an individual or organization compensates for their greenhouse gas emissions by supporting certified projects that reduce global carbon dioxide levels. Imso Gabriel, Unsplash
“Offsetting” is when an individual or organization compensates for their greenhouse gas emissions by supporting certified projects that reduce global carbon dioxide levels. Imso Gabriel, Unsplash

What is black carbon, and what does it mean for climate change?

This common pollutant leaves a mark wherever it is found, from the poles to your lungs

Black carbon, often deposited on ice, absorbs heat, leading to Arctic and Antarctic melting and global warming. Helen James, Flickr
Black carbon, often deposited on ice, absorbs heat, leading to Arctic and Antarctic melting and global warming. Helen James, Flickr

What are the climate costs of plastic?

Part 1 of a series on how plastics contribute to climate change and what can be done to stop it

Jonathan Chng, Unsplash
Jonathan Chng, Unsplash

Major new climate report strongly questions whether the future will be livable

Latest IPCC report says “window is closing” to keep climate change at levels to which we can adapt

A forest fire rages in Colorado in 2020. Malachi Brooks, Unsplash
A forest fire rages in Colorado in 2020. Malachi Brooks, Unsplash

Prepare for takeoff with plant-powered planes

What’s possible for sustainable aviation fuels?

A shot of a plane taken from an airport in Sweden. Philip Myrtorp, Unsplash
A shot of a plane taken from an airport in Sweden. Philip Myrtorp, Unsplash
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