New paper in Science Advances finds widespread energy limitation to life in global subseafloor biosphere.
A new study is published in Science Advances - in which we model the global C cycle and quantify the energy regime in global subseafloor sediments. We find that the majority of microbes survive on less energy than has previously been shown to support life.
Bradley J, Arndt S, Amend J, Burwicz E, Dale A, Egger M, LaRowe D. (2020) Widespread energy limitation to life in global subseafloor sediments. Science Advances. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aba0697
James discussed the environmental impact of the coronavirus pandemic in a recent QMUL Public Lecture.
A key point from the discussion: coronavirus has clearly demonstrated that swift and decisive global action is possible when faced with a crisis. Climate change, then, has never been treated as a crisis.