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.

Hot Tub Time Machine WayBack Wednesday – Reposted Word-for-Word from June 25 of 2008

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008. Right now, here in 2008 the cat is on the roof for global warming. You’ll also be finished forever with things like oil changes, tune ups, new air filters and the other maintenance that isn’t necessary with electric cars.

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Inside The Green Task Force

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For more than a year now in this blog I’ve been researching and reporting on climate change, energy and transportation issues and related environmental stories covering them on both a personal and a global perspective.

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The Further Adventures of The Solangelist

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As we move into the final month of the year 2008 I keep looking up at my rooftop longingly.

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State Department issues Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on Keystone XL Pipeline: climate change impacts

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The document is a detailed draft technical review of potential environmental impacts associated with the segment of the pipeline in the US, including: impacts from construction, impacts from potential spills, impacts related to climate change, and economic impacts. 2008 plan.

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.

Cutting Non-CO2 Pollutants Can Delay Abrupt Climate Change; The Fast Action Climate Agenda

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2009), reproduced from Ramanathan and Feng (2008) Click to enlarge. This would mean that the climate system is close to entering if not already within the zone of “dangerous anthropogenic interference” (DAI). “We The Montreal Protocol is critical for avoiding abrupt climate change.

Toyota Plug In

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Japan and Europe by 2010 By Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press June 11, 2008 TOKYO -- Toyota is introducing a plug-in hybrid with next-generation lithium-ion batteries in the U.S., clip) But real change won't come until car owners recognize the need for it.

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PIP Declares Victory

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Automobile pollutants are one of the largest contributors to climate changing emissions. I t's pretty rare when you get to declare victory and bring the troops home.

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VW Jumps on the Bandwagon

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Woolsey believes that "the greatest danger to the country now is not nuclear and chemical weapons but climate change and the American dependence on oil which is partly blamed for causing it. A nother major manufacturer is jumping on the plug in hybrid bandwagon.

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Garnaut Climate Change Review issues first of 8 update papers in 2011; reaffirms decision-making framework and need for mitigation efforts

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As commissioned by the Australian Government in 2010, the Garnaut Climate Change Review, led by Professor Ross Garnaut, has issued the first of a series of papers scheduled for this month and next updating the 2008 Climate Change Review. —2008 Climate Change Review. Market and non-market benefits of climate change mitigation arise from avoiding the costs associated with climate change itself.

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).

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."”

Final report of Garnaut Review Update recommends carbon pricing scheme for Australia to do its fair share on climate change

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It will be much harder and more expensive for Australia to do its fair share on climate change without a carbon pricing scheme, according to the final report of the Garnaut Climate Change Review – Update 2011, Australia in the Global Response to Climate Change. In November 2010, the Australian Government commissioned Garnaut to provide an independent update to his 2008 Climate Change Review. Australia Climate Change Emissions Policy

Reducing Black Carbon Emissions and Ground-Level Ozone Would Provide Immediate Benefit Against Climate Change

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Reducing emissions of black carbon soot and ground-level ozone would quickly make a considerable dent in the climate change problem and would also contribute to public health and protect crop yields, according to an essay in the September/October issue of Foreign Affairs. The piece was co-authored by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego climate and atmospheric scientist V. A provision on black carbon is also included in the Waxman-Markey climate bill.

Biofuels surge under Obama?

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Obama's choice for Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, apparently can't be faulted for his dedication to dealing with climate change. But in a cabinet filled with ethanol boosters, his coziness with corporate sponsors of biofuels research makes me wonder what solutions to the climate crisis will get top priority, and top dollar after January 20th. Praise for the nomination ranges from Greenpeace to the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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Improved measurements of sun to advance understanding of climate change

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Scientists have taken a major step toward accurately determining the amount of energy that the sun provides to Earth, and how variations in that energy may contribute to climate change. The most accurate value of total solar irradiance during the 2008 solar minimum period is 1360.8 ± 0.5 W m -2 according to measurements from the Total Irradiance Monitor (TIM) on NASA’s Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) and a series of new radiometric laboratory tests.

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”.

November Poll Finds Only 37% of US Voters Attribute Climate Change to Human Activity

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The percentage of US voters attributing climate change to human activity continues to trend downward. At that time, 47% blamed human activity and only 34% named long term planetary trends as the reason for climate change.

CARB draft of updated AB 32 Scoping Plan for climate change actions post-2020; pushing for greater transportation reductions

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The Scoping Plan describes the comprehensive range of efforts California must take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 and meet the state’s long-term goals to combat climate change. The original Plan, first released in 2008, was developed on the principle that a balanced mix of strategies is the best way to cut emissions and grow California’s economy in a clean and sustainable direction.

New phase of globalization could undermine efforts to reduce CO2 emissions

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The study follows open-access research by some of the members of the team published last month in Geophysical Research Letters , in which the authors argue that the Chinese export-embodied CO 2 emissions have peaked due to the changing structure of Chinese production. —Dabo Guan, professor in climate change economics at UEA’s School of International Development and co-author on both studies. China Climate Change Emissions

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ICCT: IMO committee agrees to establish first climate framework for international shipping

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This strategy, which represents the first global climate framework for shipping, includes quantitative GHG reduction targets through 2050 and a list of candidate short-, mid-, and long-term policy measures to help achieve these targets.

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Global Mobility Report finds world not on track to achieving sustainable mobility

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The green mobility objective proposes four different quantified targets to be achieved by 2030 and 2050, one for each of four key dimensions: climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, air pollution, physical inactivity and noise pollution. The GMR report focuses on two primary impacts: climate change and air and noise pollution. from 2008–2012. from 2008–2012.

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Met Office Climate Scientist: “Apocalyptic Predictions” Of Climate Change Can Impede Understanding Of Long-Term Warming Trends

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Vicky Pope, Head of Climate Change Advice at the UK Met Office Hadley Center, has called upon scientists and journalists to guard against extrapolating short-term accelerations in otherwise steady warming trends, as well as projecting the specific timing of climatic “tipping points” such as the disappearance of Arctic summer sea ice based on such extrapolations. But in doing so, the public perception of climate change can be distorted.

Climate change still a threat despite little warming says Met

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The Met says a new study by scientists entitled ‘Do Global Temperature Trends Over the Last Decade Falsify Climate Predictions’ published in a supplement of the August issue of the ‘Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society’, proves that global temperatures in the last decade mask a wider trend of waming. Met Office Hadley Centre scientists investigated how often decades with a neutral trend in global mean temperature occurred in computer modelled climate change simulations.

UOP/Solazyme Neat Renewable Diesel from Algae Oil Powers Vehicle at United Nations Climate Change Conference

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Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has organized a “ Driving the Future ” showcase during the COP 15 climate conference that begins today. In 2008, UOP formed the joint venture Envergent Technologies LLC with Ensyn Corp. Attendees needing a ride to the center of Copenhagen or journalist wanting to visit Danish cleantech solutions are free to use the COP15 showcase vehicles.

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.

US Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions Declined by 2.8% in 2008; Transportation-Related Emissions Down 5.2%

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in 2008. in 2008 to 5,802 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (MMTCO 2 ), down from 5,967 MMTCO 2 in 2007, according to preliminary estimates released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). in 2008. Transportation sector CO 2 emissions by fuel types (1990 to 2008).

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WMO: Atmospheric Concentrations of Main Greenhouse Gases in 2008 Set New Highs

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Relative contribution of major greenhouse gases to the overall change in radiative forcing between 1979 and 1984 (a) and from 2003 to 2008 (b). from 2007 to 2008. The globally averaged mixing ratio of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) in 2008 was 385.2

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CO2 and Methane Emissions Continued Rise in 2008 Despite Economic Slump

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Emissions of two of the most important climate change gases increased last year, according to a preliminary analysis for NOAA’s annual greenhouse gas index, which tracks data from 60 sites around the world. million tons of methane in the atmosphere at the end of December 2008.

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Draft of EPA Greenhouse Gas Inventory Shows Overall GHG Emissions Down By 2.9% in 2008; Transportation Emissions Down 5.7% in Largest Annual Change Recorded Since 1990

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The draft report of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s annual Inventory of US Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2008 shows that in 2008, overall greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions decreased by 2.9% (206.1 Tg CO 2 in 2008 from 1,893.8 from 1990 to 2008.

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Annual Increase in Global CO2 Emissions Halved in 2008; Decrease in Fossil Oil Consumption, Increase in Renewables Share

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in 2008, against 3.3% billion tonnes in 2008. In particular in the US, where gasoline prices almost doubled in the summer of 2008 compared to 2007 levels, oil consumption dropped 7% decrease. In 2008, biofuels contributed about 2.5% increase in 2008, a drop from 9.5%

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EEA finds only mixed progress for Europe’s transport sector in meeting environment, climate goals; GHG emissions up 25% since 1990

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Oil consumption by the transport sector will need to fall by more than two-thirds to meet the objective of reducing consumption by 70% by 2050 compared with 2008 levels. Climate Change Emissions Europe Health Policy Regulations

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California Air Resources Board posts revised draft of strategy to reduce “Super Pollutants”

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has posted a revised draft of California’s proposed Short-Lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) Strategy. SLCPs may account for an estimated 40% of global warming, increasing the impacts of climate change.

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Trump EPA backs away from attacking California emission waiver

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First posted in December 2008, and modified several times over the next eight. emissions Politics EPA global warming California climate change state laws Donald TrumpSometime between March 1 and 7, a specific page vanished from the website of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Amidst coverage of the removal of the word "science" from the mission statement of the EPA's Science and Technology Office, it went largely unnoticed.

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

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Although nuclear power remains the dominant source of non-fossil electricity generation, growth in wind and solar generation since 2008 has also contributed to a decline in the carbon intensity of electricity generation. Climate Change Emissions Market Background

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GCP Carbon Budget Finds Anthropogenic CO2 Emissions Rose 2% in 2008 Despite Global Financial Crisis; Natural Sinks Not Keeping Pace With Increasing Emissions

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Despite the economic effects of the global financial crisis (GFC), carbon dioxide emissions from human activities rose 2% in 2008 to an all-time high of 1.3 The authors, under the umbrella of the Global Carbon Project , reported a 29% increase in global CO 2 emissions from fossil fuel between 2000 and 2008 (the latest year for which figures are available), and by 41% between 2008 and 1990, the reference year of the Kyoto Protocol. Global carbon budget 2008.

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Serving My Country – My Patriotic Duty

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And the people who are MY heroes and the ones I consider our greatest patriots today are on the front lines fighting climate change. . Here he is singing it solo acoustic in 2008. October 24, 2009 South Bay Los Angeles Climate Action, Manhattan Beach.

California Governor signs new super-pollutants legislation into law; black carbon, fluorinated gases and methane

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The law is in addition to California’s existing raft of climate legislation. SB 1383 reduces the emission of super pollutants (also known as short-lived climate pollutants) and promotes renewable gas by requiring a 50% reduction in black carbon and 40% reduction in methane and hydrofluorocarbon from 2013 levels by 2030. Reducing these pollutants can have a more immediate beneficial impact on climate change. Climate Change Diesel Emissions Environmental Justice Health

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4 more cities sign Global Clean Bus Declaration raising total to >40K ultra-low emission buses by 2020; London to trial BYD electric double-decker

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The Global Clean Bus Declaration , developed by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson in partnership with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group , launched in Buenos Aires in March 2015 with 20 original signatories. Climate Change Emissions Fleets Heavy-duty Urban mobility

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