20th December Paris
The COP21 meeting in Paris has succeeded in reaching agreement
on how to tackle climate change after 2020. The historic deal
includes mechanisms for increasing emissions cuts and financing.
20th December Carbon
Global carbon dioxide emissions in 2015 are likely to be the same
as those in 2014 according to a new analysis in Nature Climate
Change. It is unclear whether this is a short term hiatus.
20th December Negative
Pete Smith, of Aberdeen University, and colleagues have quantified
the potential for negative net emissions techniques, such as biomass-burning
carbon capture and storage.
2nd November Budget
The United Nations have warned that current national plans for
emissions reductions submitted in adavnce of the Paris climate
conference are insufficient to prevent over 2 degrees of warming.
2nd November Pressure
Jeremy Pal and Elfaith Eltahir of MIT, US, have identified areas
of extreme heat stress risk to human health with future climate
change in the Arabian Gulf region.
2nd November Eroding
Adrian Chappell and colleagues at CSIRO in Australia have assessd
the imporantance of soil erosion in carbon stocks, fluxes and
sinks. They highlight its global significance for climate change
13th July 2015 Nitrogen
Dave Reay of the University of Edinburgh and editor of www.GHGonline.org
has released the new book Nitrogen and Climate Change with publishers
13th July 2015 Bee
Jeremy Kerr and colleagues at the University of Ottawa have reported
that climate change has drastically reduced the range of bumblebees
in Europe and North America.
13th July 2015 Flight
Kristopher Karnauskas and colleagues at Woods Hole, USA, have
revealed how aviation may itself be affected by climate change
due to changes in weather patterns and air flows.
10th June 2015 Sweet
Alexis Bell and colleagues at the University of California, USA,
have developed a new sugar cane-derived biofuel system that has
the potential for use as a liquid aviation fuel.
10th June 2015 Stern
Nicholas Stern and colleagues at the London School of Economics
have highlighted the progress being made in reducing Chinese carbon
emissions. China's emissions could start to decline with a decade.
10th June 2015 Australian
A new study by Reputex has warned that Australian greenhouse gas
reduction targets may yield little real change due to national
emissions projections being greatly overstated.
17th April 2015 Climate
Ken Caldeira at the Carnegie Institute in Stanford has warned
that climate engineering using sulphate aerosols may far-reaching
consequences for agricultural production globally.
17th April 2015 Acid
Rachel Wood and colleagues at the University of Edinburgh have
shown how oceans became much more acidic 250 million years ago,
with a rate of increase in CO2 similar to that occuring today.
17th April 2015 Geothermal
Carla Braitenberg and colleagues at the University of Trieste
have succesfuly mapped Earth's gravity using the GOCE satellite
with a view to identifying ideal areas for geothermal energy production.
1st April 2015 New
US Climate Target
The United States has confirmed its new climate change target
of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28 percent by the year
2025, ahead of the next UN climate meeting in Paris in December.
1st April 2015 Greenest
Dave Reay and colleagues at the University of Edinburgh have launched
a new online MSc in Carbon Management. Entirely delivered via
distance learning it may well be the greenest Masters ever.
1st April 2015 Carbon
Yi Liu an colleagues at the University of New South Wales, Australia,
have provided a global stock take of changes in aboveground biomass
and carbon over the last two decades.
1st February 2015 El
Wenju Cai and colleagues at CSIRO in Australia have warned that
an enhanced greenhouse effect is likley to increase the frequency
of extreme La Nina events in the Pacific Ocean.
1st February 2015 Woodland
Robert Bailis and colleagues at Yale, USA, have assessed the carbon
footprint of woodfuels in the tropics and suggest that more efficient
cook stoves could cut emissions worth $1billion a year.
1st February 2015 Differentiated
Frances Moore and Delavane Diaz at Stanford, USA, have examined
the economic impacts of projected climate change, showing that
warming substantially slows GDP growth in poor regions.