>Tag: Greenhouse gas emissions

Greenhouse Gas Emissions in UK Fell 3% In 2018, Official Figures Show

By |2019-04-08T19:20:01+07:00April 8th, 2019|News|

Pollution from energy sector continues to drop, while low-carbon generation rose to 53% The UK’s greenhouse gas emissions fell 3% in 2018 as pollution from the energy sector continued to decrease, provisional government figures show. Emissions of the gases that drive climate change have fallen for six years in a row, and are 44% below the 1990 [...]

Last Time CO2 Levels Were This High, There Were Trees at The South Pole

By |2019-04-04T11:26:46+07:00April 4th, 2019|News|

Pilocene beech fossils in Antarctica when CO2 was at similar level to today point to planet’s future   Trees growing near the South Pole, sea levels 20 metres higher than now, and global temperatures 3C-4C warmer. That is the world scientists are uncovering as they look back in time to when the planet last had as [...]

EU Climate Law Could Cause ‘Catastrophic’ Deforestation

By |2018-09-17T13:36:46+07:00September 19th, 2018|News|

World’s carbon sinks are at risk because the law will count energy from burning trees as carbon neutral, say climate scientists Senior climate scientists say that the world’s carbon sinks could be facing a grave threat from a wholly unexpected source: the EU’s renewable energy directive. The climate law could suck in as much imported [...]

Fish Populations Could Rise in Warming Climate with Better Management

By |2018-09-07T13:46:25+07:00September 4th, 2018|News|

Study finds potential for fisheries to benefit in future - as long as warming can be kept in check Better management of fisheries and fishing rights around the world could increase profits and leave more fish in the sea as long as measures to meet climate obligations are taken, new research has found. Even if [...]

New Data Gives Hope for Meeting the Paris Climate Targets

By |2017-11-09T10:17:12+07:00December 4th, 2017|News|

Global carbon pollution appears to be close to peaking Over the past half-century, growth in the global economy and carbon pollution have been tied together. When the global economy has been strong, we’ve consumed more energy, which has translated into burning more fossil fuels and releasing more carbon pollution. But over the past four years, [...]

Natural Gas Emissions Will Blow Europe’s Carbon Budget at Current Levels

By |2017-11-09T10:06:01+07:00December 2nd, 2017|News|

Governments have been underestimating methane emissions from gas and must phase out the fossil fuel, along with coal and oil, by 2035 to keep within Paris climate targets, a major study shows Governments have drastically underestimated methane emissions from natural gas and will miss the Paris agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to 2C unless [...]

Syria signs Paris climate agreement and leaves US isolated

By |2017-11-08T16:18:09+07:00December 1st, 2017|News|

Syria’s decision means America will be the only country outside the landmark deal if it follows through with Donald Trump’s vow to leave Syria has decided to sign the Paris agreement on climate change, the world’s final functioning state to do so. The surprise decision, taken amid a brutal civil war in the country, will leave [...]

UK Climate Change Masterplan – the Grownups Have Finally Won

By |2017-11-08T10:02:27+07:00November 25th, 2017|News|

Government’s clean growth strategy unequivocally states that tackling climate change and a prosperous economy go hand in hand The grownups have finally won and everyone in the UK, from those in cold homes to those on polluted streets and in flooded towns, will benefit. The most important aspect of the UK government’s new clean growth strategy is [...]

Renewables Cut Europe’s Carbon Emissions by 10% in 2015, Says EEA

By |2017-11-08T09:35:55+07:00November 24th, 2017|News|

European Environment Agency reports solar and and wind is reducing fossil fuel dependency but clean energy capacity still not growing fast enough A surge in the use of wind and solar energy helped Europe to cut its fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by about 10% in 2015, an authoritative new report has found. Energy use from [...]

Natural Gas Emissions will Blow Europe’s Carbon Budget at Current Levels

By |2017-11-07T16:59:37+07:00November 23rd, 2017|News|

Governments have been underestimating methane emissions from gas and must phase out the fossil fuel, along with coal and oil, by 2035 to keep within Paris climate targets, a major study shows Governments have drastically underestimated methane emissions from natural gas and will miss the Paris agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to 2C unless [...]

The COP23 Climate Change Summit in Bonn and Why it Matters

By |2017-11-07T16:14:22+07:00November 21st, 2017|News|

Halting dangerous global warming means putting the landmark Paris agreement into practice – without the US – and tackling the divisive issue of compensation What is happening? The world’s nations are meeting for the 23rd annual “conference of the parties”(COP) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which aims to “prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference [...]

When Media Sceptics Misrepresent Our Climate Research We Must Speak Out

By |2017-11-07T16:05:40+07:00November 20th, 2017|News|

Our climate paper underlined that strong action towards the 1.5C Paris goal is perhaps more valid than ever, but reading some of the media coverage you might think the opposite was true On Monday, we published a paper in the scientific journal Nature Geoscience that re-evaluated how much carbon dioxide we can still afford, collectively, to emit into [...]

2017 Set to be One of Top Three Hottest Years on Record

By |2017-11-07T15:59:54+07:00November 18th, 2017|News|

Data so far this year points to 2017 continuing a long-term trend of record breaking temperatures around the world, says World Meteorological Organization 2017 is set to be one of the hottest three years on record, provisional data suggests, confirming yet again a warming trend that scientists say bears the fingerprints of human actions. The [...]

UK Climate Targets at Risk Without Government Support for Windfarms, Says Energy Boss

By |2017-11-03T10:07:50+07:00November 16th, 2017|News|

Government should restore subsidies for onshore wind power as a cost-effective way of reducing the country’s emissions, says head of Scottish Power The UK’s climate targets are at risk if the government does not reverse its decision to end support for windfarms, the head of one of the Big Six energy companies has warned. Keith [...]

Wind Power Key to Curbing Greenhouse Emissions, Study Finds

By |2017-11-02T14:38:26+07:00November 15th, 2017|News|

Edinburgh University researchers say windfarm energy prevented 36m tonnes of harmful coal and gas emissions in six years Wind power plays a key role in curbing greenhouse emissions from other energy sources such as coal and gas, a new study has shown. Energy from windfarms in the UK prevented almost 36m tonnes of harmful carbon emissions in [...]