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Black carbon is a much larger cause of climate change than previously assessed; about twice previous estimates, and 2/3 the effect of CO2

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the distribution of black carbon in the atmosphere and determine its role in the climate system. Accounting for all of the ways black carbon can affect climate, it is believed to have a warming effect of about 1.1 Synthesis of black carbon climate forcing terms.

Nielsen global survey finds concerns about climate change slipping behind concerns over other environmental issues; air and water pollution top worries, pesticide use #3

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Other environmental concerns have pushed ahead of climate change on a global average basis. There are many possible reasons for declines in concern about climate change/global warming. Climate Change Market Background Surveys Water

Wendy Greuel Our Best Bet To Get To 100% Renewable Energy In Time

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To those of you who know me best and have been reading Creative Greenius since we started publishing in October 2007 it seems pretty silly that any candidate for elected office would seek my endorsement or think that it would do more good than harm.

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EPA: US greenhouse gases dropped 3.4% in 2012 from 2011; down 10% from 2005 levels

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks , which is submitted annually to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, presents a national-level overview of annual greenhouse gas emissions since 1990. Climate Change Emissions

Bush Says Farewell to Blair with Empty Rhetoric on Climate Change

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And make one final pitch for American cooperation on climate change. At a Rose Garden press conference within earshot of anti-war protesters beyond the White House gate, Bush's prepared remarks included this: And we talked, of course, about climate change. We spent a lot of time on climate change. Harlan Watson, President Bush's chief climate negotiator, rejected any caps on US emissions or participation in carbon trading.

Steep increase in global CO2 emissions despite reductions by industrialized countries; driven by power generation and road transport

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billion tonnes in 2007). Throughout the Kyoto Protocol period, industrialized countries have made efforts to change their energy sources mix. Climate Change EmissionsGlobal CO 2. emissions from fossil fuel use and cement production per region. Source: JRC.

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Exxon/Mobil Guilty of Climate Change Coverup. Now Ordered Out of Torrance 3 Years Sooner.

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But now that I’ve found out they’re still lying and covering up their role in climate change and the size of their own carbon footprint, I’m going to have to get tougher with them.

While Fossil Fools Ignore Climate Crisis EcoMedia Acts Aggressively to Protect Environment

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Climate scientists now agree that we won’t be able to restrict warming to just 2 degrees – which would have been bad enough. Those in the know, including NOAA say there is no doubt that the world’s extreme weather is being caused by climate change.

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Dude! What Part of Fires, Flood, Drought & Record Temps Didn’t You Understand?

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Good old now dead Jackass, Ryan Dunn, never provided me with a single ounce of entertainment, but he has handily provided me with an apt metaphor for all his fellow Jackasses who keep talking smack and moron-level nonsense about global warming and climate change being a hoax.

PBL/JRC: Global CO2 emissions increase to new all-time record in 2013, but growth is slowing down

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China started to take new measures to improve energy efficiency and to make a fuel shift away from coal, including coal consumption targets, an increase in hydropower and structural changes. This is in contrast to most preceding years since 2007, in which annual oil consumption decreased by 2.2% Climate Change Emissions

Dude! What Part of Fires, Flood, Drought & Record Temps Didn’t You Understand?

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Good old now dead Jackass, Ryan Dunn, never provided me with a single ounce of entertainment, but he has handily provided me with an apt metaphor for all his fellow Jackasses who keep talking smack and moron-level nonsense about global warming and climate change being a hoax. If we’re not the climate equivalent of a Jackass who already has 23 tickets and still gets drunk off his ass and drives 140 miles an hour and crashes and burns well then, I don’t know who is.

Perspective: The Role of Offsets in Climate Change Legislation

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This article shows that including offsets in climate change legislation would likely make an emissions program more cost-effective by: (a) providing an incentive for non-regulated sources to generate emission reductions; and (b) expanding emission compliance opportunities for regulated entities. From a global climate change perspective, it does not matter where or from what source the reduction occurs: the effect on the atmospheric concentration of GHGs would be the same.

Open Letter by Netherlands Scientists on IPCC and Errors in 2007 Climate Change Report

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In response to the ongoing discussion about the reliability of the UN IPCC and the climate reports, a group of 55 leading Dutch scientists working in the field of climate change, energy and the environment wrote an open letter. Open letter (10 February 2010) to Netherlands parliament by Netherlands scientists on climate change and IPCC. Errors in the IPCC climate change report are being seized by some to discredit climate science.

While Fossil Fools Ignore Climate Crisis EcoMedia Acts Aggressively to Protect Environment

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Climate scientists now agree that we won’t be able to restrict warming to just 2 degrees – which would have been bad enough. Those in the know, including NOAA say there is no doubt that the world’s extreme weather is being caused by climate change.

Excel PHEV Study

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With Smart Grid, Plug-In Hybrid Cars Could Have System Benefits Physorg Feb 28, 2007 Xcel Energy announced the results of a six-month study related to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and how an increase in their popularity may affect Colorado.

Copenhagen Diagnosis Released, Detailing Accelerating Indicators of Climate Change In Last Three Years

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A team of 26 climate scientists from Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States have published the “Copenhagen Diagnosis”, an interim synthesis report on developments in climate change science from mid-2006 to the present day. The report points out that many key harbingers of climate change “ are occurring at the high end or even beyond the expectations of only a few years ago."”

UN Review of Recent Climate Research Concludes That Impacts Of Climate Change Coming Faster Than Anticipated

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Significant climate anomalies 2008/2009. Source: Climate Change Compendium. A UN review of some 400 major scientific contributions to Earth systems and climate science released through peer-reviewed literature or from research institutions over the last three years, has found that the pace and scale of climate change may now be outstripping even the worst case predictions of the last report of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC).

UC Berkeley study concludes demand reduction policies on light-duty vehicles essential to meeting GHG reduction targets by 2050

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emissions (kg CO 2 person -1 yr -1 ) for a global sample of countries (2007) with a wide range of per capita incomes. We have quantified the need for complementary policies required to achieve global climate targets in the light-duty vehicle sector.

The Wall Street Journals

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Fialka Wall Street Journal March 26, 2007 AUSTIN, Texas -- Of all the plans cooked up by cities to combat pollution and global warming, the one hatched here is among the most ambitious -- and, some say, one of the more quixotic. A few months back, a reporter from the WSJ came to our offices.

US Global Change Research Program Issues Report on Impacts of Climate Change in US; Details Point to Potential Value of Early, Aggressive Action

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Widespread climate-related impacts are occurring now in the US and are expected to increase. Climate change is already having visible impacts in the United States, and the choices we make now will determine the severity of its impacts in the future, according to the final release of the report “Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States”. It is clear that climate change is happening now. Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States.

New Report Concludes That Real Costs of Adapting to Climate Change Will Likely Be At Least 2-3X Greater Than Current Estimates

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Representation of damage from climate change avoided by adaptation, and damage not be adapted to (‘residual damage’) over the longer term. Scientists led by a former co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are warning warn that the UN negotiations aimed at tackling climate change are based on substantial underestimates of what it will cost to adapt to its impacts. Assessing the costs of adaptation to climate change”.

Up close and personal with Volkswagen’s e-Golf carbon offset project: Garcia River Forest

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Emission reductions produced by the project are verified by an approved third party and registered with the Climate Action Reserve (Project ID CAR102 ). Emissions reductions produced by the project are verified by an approved third party and registered with the Climate Action Reserve.

Researchers Predict Permafrost Thaw Will Intensify Climate Change More Quickly Than Previously Thought; Melting of Greenland Icesheet Could Drive More Water Than Previously Thought to North American Northeast

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As areas with permafrost thaw and more old carbon is released, the carbon balance changes. Before this study, we didn’t know how fast that carbon could potentially be released from permafrost, and how this feedback to climate would change over time.

Senators: It's the Electrons

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One of the most immediate actions we can take to fight climate change is to dramatically reduce our oil consumption by pushing electric vehicles into the marketplace,” said Obama. “We Three Senators, Republican Orrin Hatch and Democrats Maria Cantwell and Barack Obama are showing signs of getting it. The Electric Drive Transportation website has the complete press release. “We

Survey Finds Popular Concern in the UK About Climate Change Has Dropped Significantly

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A survey by YouGov , commissioned by energy company EDF, finds that popular concern in the UK about climate change has declined significantly, now standing at 62% down from 80% in 2006 and 71% in 2009. Other recent polls have recorded a similar drop in public alarm about the imminence of climate-triggered disaster. The number of climate change agnostics—those unsure whether human activity is warming the planet—has risen from 25% in 2007 to 33% now.

Petrol sales fall 20% in five years

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Figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change, seen by the AA, show that in 2007, fuel stations sold 22.9 Forecourts in the UK are dispensing 3.5 billion fewer litres of fuel than five years ago, according to new research by the AA.

European Commission Provides Framework for Strategic Approach to Climate Change Adaptation

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The European Commission has published a white paper—“ Adapting to climate change: Towards a European framework for action ”—outlining the framework of a two-phase strategic approach to help the EU cope with the impacts of climate change. Recent findings indicate that the impacts of climate change will be swifter and more severe than indicated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in their 2007 report.

Russia Moves To Rein In Gas Flaring, Mandating 95% Gas Capture by 2012; Signals About-Face On Climate Change

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since at least 2007, but wrangling between the Energy and Natural. policy on climate change within the past week, replacing the previous. that Russia’s 2007 greenhouse gas emissions were a full 34% below 1990. by Jack Rosebro.

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IPCC Scientist Says Climate Change Likely to Accelerate More Quickly and Be More Damaging Than Predicted

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Without decisive action, climate change this century is likely to accelerate at a much faster pace and cause more environmental damage than predicted, according to Professor Chris Field of Stanford University, and a leading member of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. As a result, the impacts of climate change will probably be more serious and diverse than those described in the fourth assessment.

NOAA report finds 2010 one of the two warmest years on record; El Niño-Southern Oscillation and other climate patterns played major roles in weather events

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Source: State of the Climate in 2010. Worldwide, 2010 was one of the two warmest years on record, according to NOAA’s just-released 2010 State of the Climate report. Geographical distribution of notable climate anomalies and events occurring around the planet in 2010.

EIA: US energy-related CO2 dropped 2.7% in 2015; of end-use sectors, only transportation increased

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These emissions were highest in 2007, prior to the recession, and have not returned to those levels, although they have increased since 2012. Climate Change Emissions Market Background

Study using paleoclimate data suggests climate sensitivity to CO2 doubling may be less severe than projected

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A new study, funded by the National Science Foundation’s Paleoclimate Program and published online this week in the journal Science , suggests that the rate of global warming from doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide from pre-industrial times may be less than the most extreme estimates of some previous studies and may be less severe than that projected by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report in 2007. Hence, drastic changes over land can be expected.

Perspective: Why Carbon Emissions Should Not Have Been the Focus of the UN Climate Change Summit and Why the 15th Conference of the Parties Should Have Focused on Technology Transfer

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Oceans, already expanding from warmth and melting glaciers, would rise, increasing coastal flooding; a chain reaction of climate changes is projected to lead to harsher, more widespread droughts and more powerful storms. US intelligence and defense agencies say such environmental changes can lead to energy insecurity, water and food shortages, and social instability. It’s about time we changed course. COP15 , United Nations Climate Change Conference Copenhagen 2009.

EPA proposes CO2 limits for future power plants; flexibilities for phasing in control technology; anticipates negligible impacts

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On 2 April 2007, in the Massachusetts v. This agreement addressed, in part, EPA’s September 2007 remand of its February 2006 final decision not to set standards for boilers. Therefore.EPA anticipates that the proposed EGU GHG NSPS will result in negligible CO 2 emission changes, energy impacts, quantified benefits, costs, and economic impacts by 2020. Climate Change Emissions Policy Power Generation

California ARB witholding enforcement of LCFS post Federal Court injunction; appealing and seeking stay of injunction; Judge O’Neill’s 3 rulings

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RMFU argued that the LCFS fails as a matter of law because it: (1) impermissibly discriminates against out-of-state corn ethanol; (2) impermissibly regulates commerce and the channels of interstate commerce; (3) excessively burdens interstate commerce without producing local benefits; and (4) is preempted by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (“EISA”). Climate Change Emissions Fuels LCFS Lifecycle analysis Policy

EIA: Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the US Down 2.2% in 2007; Transportation Sector Emissions Down 4.7%

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below the 2007 total, according to the just-released report by the US Energy Information Administration, Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in the United States 2008. million metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO 2 e) in 2007 to 7,052.6 from their 2007 level. MMT lower than in 2007 but still 343.2 Tags: Climate Change Emissions Greenhouse gas emissions in the US economy, 2008. Source: EIA. Click to enlarge.

Alberta Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation Awarding C$37.5 Million in Funding for Renewable Energy Projects from Biofuels to Home Generation

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Alberta, Canada’s Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCMEC) Corporation is awarding more than C$37.5 Since 2007, Alberta companies that annually produce more than 100,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions are legally required to reduce their greenhouse gas intensity by 12%. One compliance option is to pay into the Climate Change and Emissions Management Fund at $15/tonne.

Systematic review of EV battery pack costs suggests economies of scale may push cost toward US$200/kWh without further cell chemistry improvements

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Further, they reported in their paper published in Nature Climate Change , the cost of battery packs used by market-leading BEV manufacturers are even lower at US$300/kWh, and has declined by 8% annually.

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Welcome To The Age of Stupid

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The Age of Stupid is a 90-minute film about climate change, set in the future, which will have its world premiere in London on March 15th 2009 and then be released in UK cinemas on March 20th 2009, followed by other countries. The Greenius says, it’s never too late to wise up.

EPA: US GHG Up 1.4% in 2007 from 2006; Light-duty Vehicle Emissions Down 0.74%

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Overall greenhouse gas emissions in the US during 2007 increased by 1.4% Overall, total US emissions have risen by 17% from 1990 to 2007. In 2007, CO 2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion were 5,747.6 or 28% of US greenhouse gas emissions in 2007.