Tag Archive for 'Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change'

Human carbon emissions may turn ocean acidic at faster rate than during four major extinctions

March 1st, 2012 by The Earth Institute at Columbia University

The world’s oceans may be turning acidic faster today from human carbon emissions than they did during four major extinctions in the last 300 million years, when natural pulses of carbon sent global temperatures soaring, says a new study, The Geological Record of Ocean Acidification, published in Science. The study is the first of its kind […]

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, […]

Global warming confirmed by 1.6 billion temperature records made during last 200 years

November 1st, 2011 by Berkeley Earth

Global warming is real, according to a major study by Berkeley Earth released on 20 October 2011. Despite issues raised by climate change skeptics, the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature study found reliable evidence of a rise in the average world land temperature of approximately 1° Celsius since the mid-1950s. Berkeley Earth video representation of the […]

Repowering Communities: small-scale solutions for large-scale energy problems

September 13th, 2011 by Repowering Communities

Energy policy is at a crossroads. Attempts to meet targets for carbon emissions, energy security and affordable energy for vulnerable households are all on a trajectory to failure. Aggressive ambitions to roll out huge off-shore wind, nuclear and clean coal plants are proposed, but without any clear plans on how funds will be mobilized, or […]

Climate change in the arctic more extensive than expected

May 6th, 2011 by Lund University

A much reduced covering of snow, shorter winter season and thawing tundra. The effects of climate change in the Arctic are already here. And the changes are taking place significantly faster than previously thought. This is what emerges from a new research report on the Arctic, presented in Copenhagen in May 2011.  Dr. Margareta Johansson, […]

Scott Ogier’s speech during the States of Deliberation Energy Policy debate in June 2008

June 25th, 2008 by Scott Ogier

Well I am glad to finally get to the Energy Policy. Much has been said already, I would, however, like to make a few salient points. It is fair to say the members of the group did not all start out of the same mind. As documents were read, presentations viewed and events attended we […]