Tag Archives: climatology

Key Partnerships Announced at C40 Cities Climate Leadership Summit

Major cities from across the globe meet in Brazil for the C40 Summit meeting

Mayors of major cities from around the world convened yesterday in Sao Paulo, Brazil, at a summit meeting of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. The meeting began one day after the IEA released their latest figures showing an alarming spike in carbon emissions in 2010, adding a sense of urgency to the proceedings. As human population becomes increasingly urbanized, cities have become “ground …

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Carbon Emissions Spike to Historic High

Carbon Emissions: Can the U.S. set and meet targets?

The International Energy Agency (IEA) released estimates on Monday showing that CO2 emissions have soared to record highs after a lull in 2009 due to the global recession. 30.6 gigatons of carbon dioxide where emitted into the atmosphere in 2010, mostly from burning fossil fuels, a rise of 1.6 gigatons over 2009 according to estimates from the IEA, and up 5 percent over 2008 …

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Debunking Monckton – Part Two: Correlations and Himalayan Glaciers; Quotes and Misquotes

Is Lord Monckton to be believed?

We continue from our post last Friday featuring a video series from Potholer54 (a.k.a. Peter Sinclair). The videos take on Lord Christopher Monckton’s own unique brand of climate science misrepresentation. Like we said on Friday, don’t take our word or Potholer’s word for it. One interesting point from another video we recently featured came from climate scientist Andrew Dessler when he observed that the …

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CO2 Inertia Will Trigger Climate Change for Next Millennium, Study Says

New research warns of longterm effects of climate change even after emissions stop

According to a research study just published in the journal Nature Geoscience, climate change will persist, and in some parts of the world intensify, from the increased levels of atmospheric CO2 long after humans stop burning fossil fuels – for a millennium or more, the report says. Longterm climate change In even a best case, real-world scenario where anthropogenic carbon emissions essentially stop by the …

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The Best and the Worst Environmental News of 2010

Here is a quick review of some of the best and the worst environmental stories of 2010. BEST: Mass Production of Electric Cars Cars and trucks are responsible for a quarter of US carbon emissions. However, this year, both Chevrolet and Nissan were amongst a slew of car makers who launched electric vehicles. Even SUVs, crossovers, luxury cars, station wagons and hatchbacks are getting more efficient. Social Media Activism Working for the …

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Cancun Talks Move to All-Nighter Phase in Negotiations – Kyoto Protocol Hangs in the Balance

Intransigence prevails over fate of Kyoto Protocol As the final days of the climate talks in Cancun come to pass, so do the obligatory all-night negotiating sessions in an attempt to pull out some progress at the COP16 climate conference – or perhaps just keep the Kyoto Protocol alive for further debate. In a process that demands compromise across a wide gulf of competing …

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