Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Faith & Politics, Tags Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Refugees Migration & Resettlement, TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Immigration, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Bath, NC Video: Allison Duvall on immigration, making legislative visits CWS: ‘Summit on Immigration Reform’ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 By Lynette WilsonPosted Oct 9, 2013 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA [Episcopal News Service] Allison Duvall, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ program manager for church relations and co-sponsorship, attended the Church World Service Summit on Immigration in Washington, D.C., Oct 7-8. Here she talks about the summit and the resources and how the Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations can help interested Episcopalians prepare for legislative visits of their own. Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events Rector Smithfield, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Shreveport, LA Video Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Jobs & Calls Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET
Year: France Hollande Béthune Social Housing / FRES Architectes “COPY” “COPY” Hollande Béthune Social Housing / FRES ArchitectesSave this projectSaveHollande Béthune Social Housing / FRES Architectes Social Housing Photographs: Philippe RuaultText description provided by the architects. The project is surrounded by heterogeneous elements dating back from the 70’s, and outside of road network. The joining piece for all these elements is the public space.Save this picture!© Philippe RuaultRecommended ProductsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodThe building is implanted along the two roads, and has four floors, plus two extra on the angle of the two boulevards. There is a gap on the first floor that gives a certain rythm to the facade and allows a large collective terrace.Save this picture!© Philippe RuaultThe facades have a unique material: black bricks. The entrance hall is conceived as a large colored window over public space, creating a strong contrast between its transparency and the opacity of black bricks. Save this picture!© Philippe RuaultProject gallerySee allShow lessH House / Budapesti MűhelyArticlesLos Gatos Public Library / Noll & Tam ArchitectsArticlesProject locationAddress:71 boulevard de Hollande, 62400, Béthune, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ArchDaily Save this picture!© Philippe Ruault+ 43 Share CopyAbout this officeFRES ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingHousingBéthuneFrancePublished on September 28, 2012Cite: “Hollande Béthune Social Housing / FRES Architectes” 28 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
The Cube / Hawkins\Brown The Cube / Hawkins\BrownSave this projectSaveThe Cube / Hawkins\Brown 2015 Spencer Mayes Year: Manufacturers: Ströher M&E Consultant: ArchDaily Engenuiti, Pringuer James Consulting Engineers Apartments Architects: Hawkins\Brown Area Area of this architecture project CopyApartments•London, United Kingdom ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/774172/the-cube-hawkins-brown Clipboard Area: 6750 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Save this picture!© Jack Hobhouse+ 35 Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/774172/the-cube-hawkins-brown Clipboard Photographs: Jack Hobhouse Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Structural Engineers: Quantity Surveyor, Main Contractor:Regal HomesSelected Subcontractors And Suppliers:B+K StructuresCity:LondonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jack HobhouseRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsText description provided by the architects. Hawkins\Brown, as commissioned by Regal Homes, has completed 49 new homes on Wenlock Road in Hackney. The £10 million Cube building, located at 17 – 21 Wenlock Road, has a unique timber/steel hybrid structure and is the tallest building to use structural cross-laminated timber in Europe, with its ten stories reaching a total height of 33 metres. Save this picture!© Jack HobhouseThe 6,750 sq m scheme, for which Regal Homes won the London Evening Standard New Homes Award for Developments of Outstanding Architectural Merit in 2015, has been designed with a twisted cruciform plan, ensuring each apartment has views up and down the neighbouring canal basin to the west, or across the park to the east. The cruciform layout turns the traditional inward-looking courtyard block on its head, creating four courtyards that face out towards the surrounding city, creating views and improving access to light and air from apartments that have three external walls.Save this picture!© Jack Hobhouse1,190sq m of commercial space has been created on the ground floor of the development, facing onto Wenlock Road. Alex Smith, Associate at Hawkins\Brown said:Save this picture!© Jack Hobhouse“The Cube breaks new ground and demonstrates the great potential of Cross Laminated Timber as a material that enables rapid construction with a reduced environmental impact. Save this picture!First Floor Plan“The cruciform layout of the development is an important factor in the quality of the apartments – homes with three external walls have great access to natural light and can be properly cross-ventilated, making them more comfortable during hot weather. It also creates wonderful views, which we have maximised by ensuring each apartment has a decent-sized balcony or terrace.” Simon de Friend, CEO at Regal Homes, added:Save this picture!© Jack Hobhouse“The Cube was created to be a pioneer of architectural possibilities, pushing the boundaries of residential construction and developing homes that are also works of art.Save this picture!© Jack Hobhouse“The recognition that The Cube has received for its design and construction credentials is a testament to its innovative design, and our ability to interpret and realise the ambitious vision that the architect had for the scheme. Arguably the ‘unbuildable building’, our inhouse construction arm has broken new ground with this project and we will look to building on this legacy with further CLT developments in the imminent future.”Save this picture!© Jack HobhouseTo achieve the unique “twisted stack” layout of The Cube, which has floors that cantilever out from the main mass of the building, Hawkins\Brown worked with specialist contractor B+K Structures to develop a CLT and steel hybrid structure built around a reinforced concrete core. Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe CLT panels and elements of the steel frame were manufactured offsite and brought together for assembly, minimising wet trades and time on site. The CLT panels are set into the steel frame, bracing it to form an integral part of the structure. The hybrid structure makes intelligent use of the best properties of both materials to create a lightweight, strong and modern construction that achieves much lower embodied carbon emissions than an equivalent concrete frame.Save this picture!© Jack HobhouseThe elevations of the building have been clad in slatted western red cedar. An open screen of black brick creates an orthogonal grid that wraps around the Wenlock Road elevation of the building, creating a visual harmony with the neighbouring buildings appropriate to the nearby conservation area.Project gallerySee allShow lessNORD Architects Wins Contract for New Furesø City HallUnbuilt ProjectFive Films to Watch at the 2015 Architecture Film Festival in RotterdamEventProject locationAddress:21 Wenlock Rd, London N1, UKLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Planning Consultants: Signet Planning United Kingdom Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeHawkins\BrownOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsLondonEnglandUnited KingdomPublished on September 28, 2015Cite: “The Cube / Hawkins\Brown” 28 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
The state of Oklahoma had five earthquakes on April 3. There had been 29 earthquakes in the previous week, 222 in the past month and 3,424 in the past year. The strongest quake in Oklahoma this year registered 5.1 on the Richter scale in Fairview, Okla. (earthquake.com, April 3)On March 28, the U.S. Geological Survey, a federal agency that has historically been very friendly to the oil and gas industry, said it had traced the vast increase of earthquakes in and around Oklahoma to the industry’s injection of wastewater from fracking and oil extraction into deep underground wells near ancient fault lines: “The central U.S. has undergone the most dramatic increase in seismicity over the past six years. From 1973 to 2008, there was an average of 24 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 and larger per year. From 2009 to 2015, the rate steadily increased, averaging 318 per year and peaking in 2015 with 1,010 earthquakes. Through mid-March in 2016, there have been 226 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 and larger in the central U.S. region. To date, the largest earthquake located near several active injection wells was a magnitude 5.6 in 2011 near Prague, Okla.” The earthquake near Prague, a town of 2,500 people, destroyed a dozen homes, damaged 200 buildings, injured two, and caused more than $1 million of damage. According to the USGS, Oklahomans are now as likely to experience a damaging earthquake as people living in quake-prone areas of California. And, as the agency further notes, in the central U.S. “there may be thousand of faults that could rupture in a large earthquake.”A tide of ‘earthquake swarms’For the last six years, the state government of Oklahoma has done very little to stem this tide of what the USGS calls “earthquake swarms.” In Oklahoma City, “the oil industry holds so much sway that for decades drill rigs have extracted crude from directly beneath the Capitol building.” (swtimes.com, March 6)Oil billionaires like T. Boone Pickens ridicule the notion that the oil industry is at fault. “Wastewater wells and fracking have nothing to do with — they’re not even earthquakes,” he told 300 of his buddies and minions at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. Pickens claims the rise in quakes is the result of increased government monitoring. (readfrontier.com, May 23)But this huge hike in corporate-caused earthquakes has sparked a rising tide of anger among the people of Oklahoma. More than 500 people recently attended a public meeting on the earthquakes at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, where the famed environmental activist Erin Brockovich spoke, as well as an official from the Sierra Club.This and like actions forced the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, known to be pro-Big Oil, to ask the oil and gas industry to voluntarily reduce by 40 percent the amount of wastewater disposed of in deep underground wells. Experts call this too little, too late. They are demanding a complete moratorium on all wastewater injection throughout the state.They demand that the oil and gas companies either treat the waste liquid so it becomes usable water, which would eat into their profits, or stop all fracking. Only the growing struggle by Oklahoma residents can force these profit-hungry corporations to do what is necessary to protect the health and safety of the communities from these earthquake swarms.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News Cambodian journalist gets 20 months in jail for livestream December 28, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders wishes to express its concern about the safety of journalists and their ability to carry out the work in Cambodia after recent attacks on freedom of the press in the country.The press freedom organization reaffirms its support for the efforts by local organizations that campaign for press freedom and the defence of journalists’ rights. “To attack a journalist is an illegal act and a direct affront to freedom of the press,” said Lucie Morillon, Reporters Without Borders’ head of research.“We call on the authorities to find and punish those responsible for these actions and do all in their power to ensure the safety of journalists can be guaranteed in the country.”On May 1, at least three journalists were roughed up by security forces near Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park, a location for rallies by the opposition. Daniel Quinlan, video journalist for the Phnom Penh Post, reported: “I’d just recorded the municipal security guards beating a guy on a motorbike and went back to the barricades to record them returning to Freedom Park. “Suddenly they started yelling and two of them started moving towards me swinging their batons. An older man not in uniform then started hitting my legs with what appears to be a piece of wood covered in newspaper. One of the blows connected just below my kneecap causing bruising.” Just before that happened, another Cambodian journalist was beaten by police who had clearly pointed her out as a target.The next day, Lay Samean, a reporter for Voice of Democracy radio was beaten up by security agents near Freedom Park as he was taking photographs of a monk being chased off with his colleague Oudom Tat. “There are about 50 Phnom Penh security guards trying to intimidate everyone there. I wanted to take pictures from the scene but I fell,” Samean said. “There, seven to 10 guards came to beat me with plastic and wooden batons. I told them three times I was a reporter but they continued. I woke up on a bench.”He now faces surgery for a broken cheekbone. On the same day, a freelance photojournalist covering the events for international news agencies was also targeted. “Tensions rose when security guards started hitting a demonstrator in front of me,” he said.“I was taking photos of it and a security guard pointed at me shouting: “ No photos, No photos”. Of course, I kept shooting. The next thing I know: the lens of my camera was out of the body – I actually first thought it was broken – and my forehead was hurt. I have no idea how it happened. Since then, I saw photos from colleagues who witnessed it around me and the security guard actually slapped me in the face with his walkie-talkie. Thanks to the helmet I had, he could not reach my face but went for my nose and the lens of my camera. To be honest I was in the middle of tensions, I was maybe too close, but I was definitely a target after taking the photo of the protester being beaten.”On 4 May, the information ministry published a press statement condemning acts of intimidation, violence, seizure of equipment and insults to the journalists, noting that this was a serious breach of press freedom in Cambodia.“The official response is important for journalists but does not go far enough,” Lucie Morillon added. “The authorities must carry out a serious investigation into these infringements so that recent progress on freedom of the press in the country is not undermined.”“It is important that the authorities take account of all instances where Cambodian and international journalists are prevented from doing their work, since there are still many sensitive subjects.” On April 18, the Club of Cambodian Journalists published a press statement stating: “The safety of journalists on the ground is under threat,” citing the beating up of at least two journalists and the brief detention of another for covering the illegal timber trade in the east of the country.On 26 April, a group of journalists went to the eastern province of Mondulkiri to cover the same subject. “We went to one of the most notorious locations for the trade,” said Rohany Isa, a journalist for the ThmeyThmey website (www.thmeythmey.com).“The local authorities physically blocked our route with motorcycles and told us they had orders to stop us from getting through. We weren’t able to do what we wanted and we still don’t know how much damage has been caused to the forest. “It seems journalists’ freedom of movement is being curtailed in the country, which runs counter to progress that had been made. We strongly urge the government to allow access to information throughout the country and end its policy of making exceptions.” “Cambodia enjoys a relatively free media environment compared to many other countries in Southeast Asia, but the government continues to treat press freedom as an indulgence, rather than a fundamental right,” said Sebastian Strangio, vice-president of the Overseas Press Club of Cambodia (OPCC). “Despite having a Press Law enshrining freedom of the media, Cambodian journalists reporting on sensitive topics continue to face intimidation, threats, and lawsuits from high-ranking officials and other politically-connected individuals. “Since last year’s disputed election, reporters and photographers covering opposition protests and garment strikes have been attacked indiscriminately by security guards and other goons in the pay of the district authorities. “Though the Ministry of Information has condemned the recent attacks on journalists, the OPCC calls on the government to take concerted action to protect journalists and allow them to carry out their work without let or hindrance.”The regions of Ratanakiri and Mondulkiri remain the most dangerous for journalists in Cambodia. In 2012, the journalist Hang Serei Oudom was found dead in the trunk of a car after taking photographs of the timber trade in Ratanakiri, a subject that he had covered widely. Cambodia is ranked 144th of 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders. RSF_en Google experiments drop Australian media from search results May 7, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Recent attacks on journalists cast doubt on progress in press freedom Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Cambodia Organisation News Receive email alerts News January 21, 2021 Find out more CambodiaAsia – Pacific RSF decries Cambodian plan for Chinese-style “Great Firewall” CambodiaAsia – Pacific News to go further February 24, 2021 Find out more
News April 27, 2021 Find out more to go further RSF_en SpainEurope – Central Asia Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso February 26, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Is data protection agency going to censor the Internet ? News December 2, 2020 Find out more Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Help by sharing this information SpainEurope – Central Asia News The Court of Justice of the European Union will today consider a request from Spain’s National Court for an interpretation of European law on online data protection and, in particular, its applicability to a legal case involving Google and a Spanish citizen. The European court’s interpretation will effect future judicial decisions throughout the European Union.The Spanish citizen, Mario Costeja, filed a complaint with the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) against Google and the newspaper La Vanguardia on 9 March 2012 after discovering that a Google search for his name produced results referring to the auction of real estate property seized from him for non-payment of social security contributions.The AEPD rejected Costeja’s complaint against the newspaper on the grounds that “the publication of the information was legal and was protected by the right to information” but, with extraordinary inconsistency, upheld his complaint his complaint against Google, ordering the search engine to eliminate about 100 links from all future searches for Costeja’s name.Google refused to accept the ruling and filed an appeal, which will be considered today. It is one of a total of 200 cases that Google is currently contesting before the Spanish courts.“We urge the Court of Justice to reject the Spanish Data Protection Agency’s decision, which could set a dangerous precedent,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The agency wants to force a search engine to do something that the law forbids in the case of traditional media.“The issue of the liability and neutrality of search engines, Internet Service Providers and other technical intermediaries is at stake. They cannot be held liable for online content. They are just the intermediaries of services for those who publish content on the Internet. The links generated by a Google search are an integral part of the right to information as they facilitate access.”The practice of targeting printers to prevent a newspaper from being printed is well known and still used in some countries. If Google were forced to withdraw these links, it would add a digital dimension to this repressive practice. Its emergence in Spain would be a disaster for the European model and would be exploited by regimes in other regions that control online information. News June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation Receive email alerts Follow the news on Spain RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive
Top StoriesSC Tells MP Mahua Moitra To Take Up Issue Of Exclusion Of CM Relief Fund From CSR In Parliament Sanya Talwar5 May 2020 12:40 AMShare This – xWhile holding that there was no respresentation by an aggrieved party before the Supreme Court, the Top Court refused to entertain MP Mahua Moitra’s plea challenging the circular issued by Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) in so far as it excludes Chief Minister’s Relief Funds from the ambit of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul, and…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWhile holding that there was no respresentation by an aggrieved party before the Supreme Court, the Top Court refused to entertain MP Mahua Moitra’s plea challenging the circular issued by Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) in so far as it excludes Chief Minister’s Relief Funds from the ambit of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul, and BR Gavai observed that the said issue be raised before appropriate forum, i.e. the Parliament.”There is no corporate entity before us, these issues can be raised before the Parliament” – Supreme CourtSenior Advocate CA Sundaram appearing for Moitra submitted,”The contribution to PM relief fund or any other fund set up for socio economic comes under CSR. It cannot come under schedule 8 at all. Can fall under schedule 12 because it doesn’t cover the subjects enlisted under schedule 8. This fund is not meant for socio economic development””Whether state should get benefit out of it or not the petitioner can debate it in the parliament. We agree the fund may not be for socio economic but it can come under PM relief fund” – BenchIn light of this, Senior Advocate CA Sundaram withdrew the petition.Moitra in her plea had highlighted that to exlcude the fund(s) from purview of CSR was in direct violation of Constitutaional tenets of federalism and Article 14 as well as being directly ultra vires of the Companies Act.Further, the MP had contended that law was perverse to the said notification made distinctions on the basis of contributions made to PMCARES fund and CM relief funds, in so far as only the former shall attract CSR.”… the unfair treatment of identical contributions to the State Relief Funds is against public interest and public policy, in so far as it disincentivizes corporate contributions which the State Governments would have otherwise received, under a hitherto permissible head of payment under the same statute.” – Moitra had stated in her petition.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
The populations of two non-native Dipterans have been established at two Antarctic research stations since at least 1998. Both belong to Sciaridae (“black fungus midge”), and have been determined to the genus Lycoriella. At Rothera Research Station, Antarctic Peninsula, flies are present in the station alcohol bond store, while at Casey Station, on the coast of continental Antarctica, a second Lycoriella sp. is found breeding in the station sewage facilities. Neither species is thought capable of surviving outside the protected environment of the research station buildings, but their establishment highlights the need for strict quarantine controls in order for National Operators in the Antarctic to conform to the Environmental Protocol of the Antarctic Treaty and prevent the introduction of alien species into Antarctica. Protocols for fly eradication are currently being implemented.
Low atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration1 during the Little Ice Age has been used to derive the global carbon cycle sensitivity to temperature2. Recent evidence3 confirms earlier indications4 that the low CO2 was caused by increased terrestrial carbon storage. It remains unknown whether the terrestrial biosphere responded to temperature variations, or there was vegetation re-growth on abandoned farmland5. Here we present a global numerical simulation of atmospheric carbonyl sulfide concentrations in the pre-industrial period. Carbonyl sulfide concentration is linked to changes in gross primary production6 and shows a positive anomaly7 during the Little Ice Age. We show that a decrease in gross primary production and a larger decrease in ecosystem respiration is the most likely explanation for the decrease in atmospheric CO2 and increase in atmospheric carbonyl sulfide concentrations. Therefore, temperature change, not vegetation re-growth, was the main cause of the increased terrestrial carbon storage. We address the inconsistency between ice-core CO2 records from different sites8 measuring CO2 and δ13CO2 in ice from Dronning Maud Land (Antarctica). Our interpretation allows us to derive the temperature sensitivity of pre-industrial CO2 fluxes for the terrestrial biosphere (γL = −10 to −90 Pg C K−1), implying a positive climate feedback and providing a benchmark to reduce model uncertainties9.