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BC government unveils climate plan

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The government of British Columbia recently unveiled its Climate Leadership Plan , targeting the reduction of net annual greenhouse gas emissions by up to 25 million tonnes below current forecasts by 2050 and the creation of up to 66,000 jobs over the next ten years. BC’s target is to reduce 2050 emissions 80% below 2007 levels. Climate action in the transportation sector must focus on supporting interconnected communities and the efficient movement of goods and people.

New inventory of black carbon emissions from China finds 2007 levels higher than previously reported

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for year 2007. A new black carbon (BC) emissions inventory from China found BC emissions levels in 2007 of 1,957 Gg BC—higher than reported in earlier studies. 2007); and predicted national data from the National Long-term Development Plan (NLDP) (2008?2050).

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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.

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.

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. Tony Blair came to DC to say farewell.

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.

Getting the EV Back to the Shop and Fixing Electrical Stuff

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The next step for the climate control system will be to add hair dryers to heat the cabin. Just before noon, I drove with the ICE vehicle over to the 914, charged the accessory battery with jumper cables for about 20 minutes, then quickly drove the 914 back home to the garage for repairs.

Stamp of Approval

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The study clearly shows that the benefits from pluggable hybrids are greater if the power sector is cleaner," said Dan Lashof, science director of the Natural Resources Defense Council's Climate Center.

Recharge IT

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Google is committed to using its resources to help solve the global climate challenge,” said Dr. Brilliant. G oogle proved it is serious about Plug Ins with its new Recharge IT initiative. Here is part of the story.

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.

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. In the face of other pressing concerns, a public ‘caring capacity’ for climate change has been tested.

IEEE: Will CARB Take Part in Plug-in Car Revival?

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The IEEE article contains a germ of hope: thanks to today's climate - economic, political and atmospheric - some consumers are ready to trade range for a car that costs less to run and produces less pollution. The IEEE Spectrum Magazine for November 07 touts on its cover "Battery or Fuel-Cell Cars? A California Cabal Will Decide." Interesting choice of headlines.

Richardson Highlights Plug-in Hybrids and Electric Cars

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Governor of New Mexico and candidate for the Democratic nomination Bill Richardson Richardson has released his "Energy and Climate Policy Plan." Plug-in hybrids and electric cars are part of Goal 1: Get low and zero petroleum plug-in cars into the marketplace, while sharply reducing the carbon emissions from our electric sector.

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

Biden Mentions Lithium During Debate; What's Up With the Diesel Provision?

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In the Democratic debate last week, Joe Biden mentioned his legislation to prod lithium battery research for plug-in cars among the panoply of actions required to meet the global climate challenge. We also have legislation in requiring that we invest $100 million a year the next couple of years while this president’s president in order to be able to find lithium battery technology to be able to — to power our cars.

Chevrolet one of 16 organizations across US recognized by EPA for Climate Action; only automaker

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded 2015 Climate Leadership Awards to 16 organizations and one individual representing a wide array of industries from finance and manufacturing to retail and technology for showing what the agency said was exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in response to climate change. San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative (San Diego, Calif.):

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. paleoclimate observations in combination with a climate.

New study finds GHG emissions from palm oil production significantly underestimated; palm oil biofuels could be more climate-damaging than oil sands fuels

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While representatives of the palm oil industry have protested that the EPA findings are too harsh, correcting the analysis to reflect the more up-to-date information on the destruction of peatland suggests that palm oil biodiesel could be more climate-damaging than fuel from the Canadian oil sands. The new study used the satellite imagery to map the encroachment of oil palm plantations onto peatlands from 1990 to 2000, from 2000 to 2007, and finally 2007 to 2010.

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.

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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Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

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Joe Galliani Selected As Climate Leader Just As Global Warming Reaches Tipping Points. I have no illusions that what I’m doing is so important or vital that it makes up for the climate damage my flights are responsible for.

Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

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Joe Galliani Selected As Climate Leader Just As Global Warming Reaches Tipping Points. I have no illusions that what I’m doing is so important or vital that it makes up for the climate damage my flights are responsible for.

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. Commercial aircraft emissions have decreased 19% since 2007.

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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. The climate problem.

Study: even with high LDV electrification, low-carbon biofuels will be necessary to meet 80% GHG reduction target; “daunting” policy implications

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The implication for biofuels is important, to the extent they are aimed at meeting climate and petroleum use reduction goals. while the climate-targeted scenarios assume that electricity supply is decarbonized by 80%.

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Volkswagen to use CO2 as refrigerant for future air conditioning systems

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According to a paper by Delphi engineers investigating another refrigerant (R152a), R134a was chosen for its combination of refrigerating properties and safety characteristics, despite indications that its global warming potential (GWP) and resulting climate impact could one day become a concern.). With its GWP of 1, it is also the refrigerant that has the least impact on climate. Climate Change Emissions Vehicle Systems

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New modeling study finds thawing permafrost could release vast amounts of carbon and accelerate climate change by the end of this century

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Billions of tons of carbon trapped in high-latitude permafrost may be released into the atmosphere by the end of this century as the Earth’s climate changes, further accelerating global warming, a new computer modeling study indicates.

EPA: US Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rose 1.4% in 2007

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the national greenhouse gas inventory, which finds that overall emissions during 2007 increased by 1.4% The report, Inventory of US Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2007 , is the latest annual report that the United States has submitted to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Total emissions of the six main greenhouse gases in 2007 were equivalent to 7,150 Tg of carbon dioxide.

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.

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.

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). This needs to be considered in future years in all efforts to mitigate the growth of global greenhouse gas emissions, as desired by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Bali Action Plan and the Cancún agreements. Climate Change Emissions

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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.

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. Total US greenhouse gas emissions in 2008 were 2.2%

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

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This is in contrast to most preceding years since 2007, in which annual oil consumption decreased by 2.2% Climate Change Emissions Global CO 2 emissions from fossil fuel use and cement production reached a new all-time high in 2013, according to the annual report “Trends in global CO2 emissions”, released by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and the European Joint Research Centre (JRC).

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.

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.

Study projects net cooling of climate from ship emissions through 2050

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A recent study by an international team calculated that shipping causes a net cooling of climate across all parametrizations of the indirect aerosol effect (IAE) and scenarios throughout the period 1900?2050. 1 from shipping in 2007, corresponding to 3.3% 1 of the total ship emissions in 2007. The O 3 precursors, SO 2 , and aerosol emissions have effects on atmospheric composition and climate and can affect human health and cause regional pollution and acidification.

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.

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.