Tag Archive for 'greenhouse gas emissions'

Recession must not delay action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

March 20th, 2012 by Charlie Dunmore

This article is reproduce with permission – © Thomson Reuters 2012 All rights reserved The European Union cannot use the economic slowdown as an excuse to delay action on fighting climate change, the bloc’s first-ever chief scientific adviser has warned. Molecular biologist Anne Glover took on the newly created role reporting to European Commission President […]

Deutsche Bank’s counter for tons of atmospheric greenhouse gases

March 4th, 2012 by Deutsche Bank Climate Change Advisors

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Greenhouse gas emissions caused by what we eat

February 15th, 2012 by Lancaster University

The UK could considerably reduce its carbon footprint if more of us switched to a vegetarian diet, according to new research by Lancaster University. The report ‘Relative greenhouse gas impacts of realistic dietary choices’ published in the journal Energy Policy says that if everyone in the UK swapped their current eating habits for a vegetarian […]

Analysis of Durban Climate talks

December 13th, 2011 by Mark Lynas

The Maldives likes to be first. In 2009 it was the first country to announce its intention to become carbon neutral. In Durban it was the first developing state to declare its willingness to make a legally binding climate commitment under a new global treaty. But it does not want to be first to disappear […]

Global greenhouse gas emissions rebound to record levels in 2010

December 11th, 2011 by Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research

Following the dampening effect of the 2008 to 2009 global financial crisis, global carbon emissions from fossil fuel combustion have reached a record high of 9.1 Gigatonnes C1 in 2010. When including emissions from land-use change, the total emissions reached 10.0 Gigatonnes Carbon. In its annual analysis published online in the journal Nature Climate Change, […]

UK MET office publishes scientific assessment of climate change

December 5th, 2011 by Met Office Hadley Centre

The results of a major new scientific assessment of climate change were published on 5 December 2011, highlighting the changes the world has already seen and the impacts it could face if global temperature changes are not limited. The assessment commissioned by Chris Huhne, the UK’s Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, and […]

Permafrost carbon release is an important climate change amplifier

December 4th, 2011 by Institute of Arctic Biology

As the Arctic warms, greenhouse gases will be released from thawing permafrost faster and at significantly higher levels than previous estimates, according to survey results from 41 international scientists published in the 30 November 2011 issue of the journal Nature. Permafrost thaw will release approximately the same amount of carbon as deforestation, say the authors, […]

Petrol taxes reduce greenhouse gas emissions and don’t affect poor people disproportionally

December 1st, 2011 by University of Gothenburg

Increased petrol taxation is a very effective instrument to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A common argument against such a measure is that it hits poor people the hardest. Yet a new study by researchers at the University of Gothenburg – the largest ever of its kind – shows that it is middle- and high-income earners […]

OECD sees grim future if governments don’t tackle greenhouse gas emissions

November 28th, 2011 by Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

According to OECD’s latest analysis, global greenhouse gas emissions are projected to double in the next 40 years. This would result in a 3 to 6° Celsius increase of the average global temperature by the end of the century unless governments take decisive action. The OECD’s Environmental Outlook to 2050 (full publication in March 2012) […]

Assessing when global atmospheric temperature rises might be reached

November 24th, 2011 by Nature

A policy-relevant method of displaying climate change projections is presented in a Perspective published online in Nature Climate Change. Climate change projections are usually presented as ‘snapshots’ of change at a particular time in the future. Instead, Manoj Joshi and colleagues re-analyse existing projections and present them in ways that show when particular temperature thresholds […]