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

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A “fast-action” climate agenda including reducing non-CO 2 climate change agents such as black carbon soot, tropospheric ozone, and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), as well as expanding bio-sequestration through biochar production, can forestall fast-approaching abrupt climate changes, according to Nobel Laureate Dr. Mario Molina (Chemistry, 1995) and co-authors in a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Climate policy.

US greenhouse gas emissions expected to grow until 2020

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According to the fifth National Communication on US climate change actions submitted by the US Department of State to the [.]. Tags: Global warming Green cars Green credentials Latest news climate change greenhouse gas emissions HFCs increase in greenhouse gas emissions increase in HFCs Micronesia National Communication US climate change

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New international Climate and Clean Air Coalition to focus on reduction of short-lived climate pollutants

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Global benefits from full implementation of measures for reduction of short-lived climate pollutants in 2030 compared to the reference scenario. The climate change benefit is estimated for a given year (2050) and human health and crop benefits are. F), according to an assessment released last year in Bonn, Germany, during a meeting of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Climate Change Emissions Policy

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US Climate Action Report to UN Projects 4% Growth in Total US GHG Emissions to 2020

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while the US GDP is projected to grow by 40%, according to the fifth National Communication on US climate change actions submitted by the US Department of State to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The submission of the document, also called the US Climate Action Report 2010, is a requirement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. US Fifth Climate Action Report. Fifth Climate Action Report.

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Study: Hydrofluorocarbons Will Contribute Significantly to Global Warming by 2050

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The increasing use of HFCs could significantly undo the climate benefits attained under the Montreal Protocol. Partly based on this research, the eight nation-states and territories of Micronesia and the Republic of Mauritius have proposed to regulate these HFCs under the Montreal Protocol, although the treaty does not cover these gases. Andersen (2009) The large contribution of projected HFC emissions to future climate forcing. Tags: Climate Change Policy

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Indo-US task force to study HFC phase-down

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HFCs are chemicals are potential substitutes for ozone-depleting and climate-warming CFCs and HCFCs currently being phased out under the Montreal Protocol treaty to protect the ozone layer. Although they don’t harm the ozone layer, HFCs are powerful climate warming gases and their emissions are expected to rise sharply over the next few decades without aggressive action, significantly contributing to climate change.

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North American Countries Target “Super” Greenhouse Gases Through Strengthened Ozone Treaty

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The US, Canada, and Mexico have submitted a proposal to strengthen climate protection under the Montreal Protocol— the international treaty that phases out the production of a number of substances responsible for ozone depletion. Climate protection from the Montreal and Kyoto protocols. If accepted by the other Montreal Protocol Parties, the proposal would deliver climate mitigation equivalent to preventing more than 100 billion tonnes of CO 2 emissions.

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