Tag Archive for 'journal Nature Climate Change'

Greenhouse gases rise with GDP but fall more slowly with recession

October 8th, 2012 by Thomson Reuters

Greenhouse gas emissions rise when economies expand but don’t fall as quickly when recession strikes, perhaps because people stick with a higher-emitting lifestyle from the boom times, a study showed. The report, ‘Asymmetric effects of economic growth and decline on CO2 emissions’ in the 7 October 2012 edition of the journal Nature Climate Change dents […]

Climate change causing increasing number of extreme weather events

March 25th, 2012 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

The past decade has been one of unprecedented weather extremes. Scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Germany argue that the high incidence of extremes is not merely accidental. From the many single events a pattern emerges. At least for extreme rainfall and heat waves the link with human-caused global warming […]

Renewable energy use not reducing fossil energy use by same amount

March 23rd, 2012 by University of Oregon

Technology alone won’t help the world turn away from fossil fuel-based energy sources, says University of Oregon sociologist Richard York. In the paper, Do alternative energy sources displace fossil fuels? published in the journal Nature Climate Change, York argues for a shift in political and economic policies to embrace the concept that continued growth in energy […]