Tag Archive for 'C02'

Working out how a capital city can be climate neutral by 2050

April 15th, 2013 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Berlin aims to be climate neutral in the year 2050. A team of experts from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), on behalf of the Berlin Senate, the executive body governing the city of Berlin, will work to show how this goal can be achieved. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, PIK director, said “if the German […]

Carbon dioxide can provoke fear

February 4th, 2013 by Nature

The amygdala, a small region of the brain, is not necessarily required for fear and panic in people, according to a study published in the paper ‘Fear and panic in humans with bilateral amygdala damage‘ in the journal Nature Neuroscience. These results are surprising, because decades of research in humans and animals had suggested that […]

Current atmospheric C02 level must be reduced to protect coastal cities

January 3rd, 2013 by National Oceanography Centre

By comparing reconstructions of atmospheric CO2 concentrations and sea level over the past 40 million years, researchers based at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton have found that greenhouse gas concentrations similar to the present of nearly 400 parts per million (ppm) were systematically associated with sea levels at least nine metres above current levels. The […]

Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide

April 23rd, 2012 by C02Now.org

CO2 Data Set: Original data file posted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Thursday April 5, 2012 Measuring Location: Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii Data Source: Scripps CO2 Program UCSD / Scripps Institution of Oceanography Why is CO2 significant? Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the chief greenhouse gas that results from human activities and […]

French climate researchers confirm need to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions

February 15th, 2012 by Le Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

The French climatology community has just completed a major exercise in the simulation of past and future climate conditions on a global scale. This new body of data confirms the conclusions of the most recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (2007) on future changes in temperature and rainfall. By 2100, average […]

Atlantic cod larvae vulnerable to ocean acidification

December 14th, 2011 by Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences

Fish stocks are not only threatened by over-fishing. An international research group led by the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (IFM-GEOMAR) has found evidence for potentially harmful effects the increasing acidification of the oceans may have on larvae of commercially important fish species such as cod. The study, ‘Severe tissue damage in Atlantic cod larvae […]

Keeping global warming increase to below 2°C will be challenging

November 24th, 2011 by Nature

The internationally agreed goal of limiting global temperature rise to 2 °C is still achievable, but may be slipping out of reach, according to research published online in Nature Climate Change. At the United Nations climate conference in Copenhagen in 2009, countries recognized that global average temperature rise should be limited to 2 °C above […]

Atmospheric greenhouse gases increasing at an accelerated rate

November 21st, 2011 by World Meteorological Organization

The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new high in 2010 since pre-industrial time and the rate of increase has accelerated, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. It focussed special attention on rising nitrous oxide concentrations. Between 1990 and 2010, according to the report, there was a 29% increase […]

PwC report finds strong correlation between financial performance and climate change disclosure and performance

September 16th, 2011 by PwC

The Annual report of world’s biggest 500 companies reveals a strong correlation between higher financial performance and good climate change disclosure and performance. The Carbon Disclosure Project annual Global 500 report produced by PwC and released on 14 September 2011, examines the carbon reduction activities of the world’s largest public companies.

CO2 capture: Health effects of amines and their derivatives

April 7th, 2011 by Norwegian Institute of Public Health

CO2 capture by means of amines is considered to be the most appropriate method to quickly begin with CO2 removal. During this capture process, some of the amines escaping the recycling process will be emitted into the air and will also form other compounds such as nitrosamines and nitramines. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health […]