The health status of tropical forests: Among the signatures of the study published in Nature, Prof. Dr. Bhattipalya

Climate Crisis Handbook. Although it is one of the hottest issues of our time, it has been overshadowed by the forces of the Earth. This is evidenced by the fact that the intention to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, one of the goals of COP 26 (the UN-backed global climate conference held in Glasgow last November), is constantly being ignored. “Because plants have the ability to absorb carbon and thus mitigate the effects of global warming, speculators believe that they can counter the climate crisis with weak measures against deforestation. Therefore, on the one hand, there is an intention to continue polluting a misconception on the other.”says the professor Giovanna BattipagliaProfessor of Wood Technology and Forest Uses in the Department of Environmental, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies at Vanvitelli, is the author, along with one hundred other scientists, of an article on this topic that won a place last March in the prestigious journal temper nature. The work was started by the scientist Peter A. Zwidema has been from Wageningen University for more than thirty years and has been implemented with dedication by many apostates from all over the world, with the aim of highlighting the The health status of tropical forestsEarth’s ‘green lung’, in connection with the climate crisis. We wanted to be the bearers of the good news – Announced Battipalea – Unfortunately, that is not the case.” The master, who arrived in the studio ten years ago, dealt with the African tropics, going several times to the continent for inspection. “What we found is that the state of tropical forest conservation is worse than previously thought; on the one hand, deforestation has reduced the mitigating actions of plants, and on the other hand, global warming and the climate crisis have had negative effects on plant biota, significantly reducing their growth Hence its ability to absorb carbon dioxide.. To be clear, during COP 26 of 2050, it was set as a deadline for achieving climate neutrality, that is, to completely halt carbon dioxide emissions. This limit coincides with the so-called point of no return, the threshold that must not be exceeded in order not to increase the Earth’s temperature by 1.5 or even two degrees. Increasing in this sense means the repeated achievement of critical tolerance thresholds for health and agriculture, with tremendous impact on the environmental, economic, social and political level. Winters will be shorter and summers longer, with intense heat waves, droughts and famines, as well as social imbalances as a result of forced migration from coasts to remote areas following sea level rise. Well, until now it was thought that this disastrous scenario was just an exaggeration, an exciting expectation, and that plants would eventually help us. “This study is necessary to make us understand definitively that this is not the case – The teacher explained again – We cannot hope that nature will cure human errors. We must ensure that environmental protection policies are strictly enforced and that the flag is not filtered as usual. To make matters worse, the war also took place, a devastating event in every sense of the word, even from an environmental point of view. We need to return to common sense and the course of action that unites all countries, or else we will not be able to avoid the worst. In fact, to tell the truth, it is already too late, but we can still limit the most devastating effects.”.

Professor Bhattipalya, who is already known to have caught the attention of the historical popular program super quarkI reached another virtuous teacher with the publication in natural earth sciencesFor an article named after him: “For me it is a source of great pride – declares with satisfaction – But I think it’s the same for the department and the whole university. If I have achieved this result, I am also indebted to the possibility that I have been awarded to undertake research, with the constant support of colleagues and students”. He concludes that the study is the evidence “How much scientific collaboration is able to connect people from all over the world, and with the times that pass, I think we should all follow that example”.

Nicolas DiNardo

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