Global Warming 101

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Global warming, its causes and effects, and a little global warming controversy. Eyeroll:

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IHS Markit: global oil demand still growing in the short term despite increasing focus on EVs

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Short-term oil demand is still growing strong and will continue to do so through the end of 2020 despite the market’s increasing focus on electric vehicles and the forecasted future plateau in oil demand, according to new analysis from IHS Markit, a global business information provider.

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Global Carbon Project: Low growth in global carbon emissions continues for third successive year

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Global carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels did not grow in 2015 and are projected to rise only slightly in 2016, marking three years of almost no growth, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Global Carbon Project.

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Effects of Global Warming

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Some places, like Alaska, suffer the effects of global warming more than others.and the rest of the us depend on places like Alaska to keep OUR climate stable

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IEA: record oil output from US, Brazil, Canada and Norway to keep global markets well supplied

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The United States is set to put its stamp on global oil markets for the next five years. But as we’ve highlighted repeatedly, the weak global investment picture remains a source of concern. New global petrochemicals capacity will account for 25% of oil-demand growth by 2023.

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TOAR shows present-day global ozone distribution and trends relevant to health; public database

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The international scientists who compiled and analyzed the global ozone pollution database hope it will give scientists and public health managers better insight on trends and patterns of human health exposure around the world.

2018 113

Global carbon emissions to rise after staying flat for three years: report

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Here’s some not-good news: After three years of minimal growth, global emissions of carbon dioxide are on the rise. So much so that we’re looking at new record highs, according to the Global Carbon Project. CHECK OUT: Global carbon emissions have been flat for. emissions China global warming India CO2 climate change carbon dioxide scienceIt's due largely to China burning more coal than it has in previous years.

2017 59

Study attributes significant amount of kidney disease globally to PM2.5 pollution

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The global toll of chronic kidney disease (CKD) attributable to PM 2.5 In this latest research, the investigators used the Global Burden of Disease study methodologies to estimate the burden of CKD attributable to fine particulate matter: more than 10.7

2017 113

KOHLER unveils new global emissions platform for KDI diesels

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KOHLER has introduced a new global emissions platform for its award winning KOHLER Direct Injection (KDI) diesel engine line.

2017 78

Global debut of Buick Enspire electric concept SUV in China; GM China sales up 2% in February, Buick up 4%

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GM’s Buick brand will stage the global debut of the Enspire, its new all-electric concept SUV, at Buick Brand Night on 17 April in Wuzhen, Zhejiang. The Enspire leverages GM’s global resources and is an exploration of design and new technologies.

2018 97

Most-accurate climate-change models suggest worst effects on global weather

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emissions global warming research climate change carbon dioxide scienceThe denial of accepted climate science by the Trump Administration has now put the U.S. at odds with essentially every other nation in the world. Meanwhile, the news on the effects of higher concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is, if anything, getting worse. A recent analysis of studies and models of those effects seems to indicate.

Global Bioenergies beginning road testing with Audi A4 fueled with 34% renewable gasoline blends

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Global Bioenergies is beginning the road-testing phase of renewable gasoline derived from its fermentative isobutene pathway. Global Bioenergies will use an EN228-compliant gasoline blend containing more than 34% of renewable, isobutene-derived, compounds to fuel a car on a circuit. Global Bioenergies’ unique process allows to produce the same compounds from renewable feedstocks such as industrial-grade sugars, straw, residual wood and potentially syngas.

2018 65

Buick VELITE 6 PHEV and Enspire all-electric concept SUV make global debut in China; VELITE 6 EV coming

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The Buick VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and the Buick Enspire all-electric concept SUV made their global debut at a launch event in Wuzhen, Zhejiang.

2018 84

Trump can't affect global climate-change progress, says Mayor Bloomberg

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Carbon Footprint global warming energy policy climate change carbon dioxide electric utilitiesFormer New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has gone on record saying publicly what most analysts have discussed privately: the notion that Washington can direct the energy market back towards coal is wrong. In fact, Bloomberg is willing to go further: he believes that the U.S. can still meet the reductions set forth in the Paris climate treaty.

Global Bioenergies and SkyNRG to collaborate on ASTM-certification of bio-isobutene feedstock and conversion for sustainable aviation fuel

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Global Bioenergies (GBE), the company developing a process converting renewable resources into isobutene via fermentation ( earlier post ), and SkyNRG, world market leader in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), will collaborate to accelerate the commercialization of Global Bioenergies’ approach to process isobutene into a jet fuel blending component. Global Bioenergies’ high-quality SAF can be produced from forestry or agricultural wastes.

2018 65

Study projects global carbon footprint from ICT will be equivalent to half of transportation’s current level by 2040

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Clearly this business model, while highly profitable to the smart phone manufacturers and the telecom industry, is unsustainable and quite detrimental to the global efforts in GHGE reductions.

2018 101

Global Warming Hoax: Free lunch!

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The real global warming hoax is the idea of a free lunch! Gramma always said: when you take, you've got to give something back

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Audi begins initial engine testing of Global Bioenergies, Fraunhofer e-gasoline

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Audi and its development partners Global Bioenergies S.A. In the first step, Global Bioenergies produces gaseous isobutene (C 4 H 8 ) in a demonstration plant. Currently, only a small part of Global Bioenergies’ ton scale isobutene production is directed toward e-fuels, using Fraunhofer’s lab scale conversion unit. Audi remains convinced of the potential of the fuels e-gas, “e-benzin” (e-gasoline) and e-diesel and is continuing to pursue its e-fuels strategy. Earlier post.)

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Study finds global emissions of ethane and propane underestimated by more than 50%

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Global levels of the hydrocarbons ethane and propane in the atmosphere have been underestimated by more than 50%, according to a new study by a team of scientists from Europe and the US. This new study shows that global fossil fuel emissions of these hydrocarbons have been underestimated and are a factor of 2-3 times higher than previously thought.

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Global Carbon Project reports global CO2 emissions suddenly on the rise after 3-year hiatus; need for reducing uncertainties

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Global emissions of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels have risen again after a three year hiatus, according to new analysis from the Global Carbon Project ( GCP ). According to the GCP, global emissions from all human activities will reach 41 billion tonnes in 2017, following a projected 2% rise in burning fossil fuels.

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Global Bioenergies reports first production of green isobutene at demo plant

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Global Bioenergies is now entering the final phase of demonstrating its technology for converting renewable carbon into hydrocarbons. Global Bioenergies is partnering with Audi, earlier post.)

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Global sales of EyeSight-equipped Subarus reach 1 million

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FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, announced that cumulative global sales of Subaru models equipped with its EyeSight driver assist system ( earlier post ) surpassed one million units in November this year. EyeSight-equipped Subaru models are currently sold in Japan, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and China, and will continue to be rolled out to other global markets. Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.

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Missing piece in global vehicle emission puzzle: heavy trucks

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A global push to reduce vehicle emissions and create cleaner air for future generations has been underway for half a century now. However, while many governments around the world have introduced lower emission and higher fuel-efficiency standards for passenger cars, another large contributor to global emissions has mostly traveled under the radar.

2017 75

Autoliv partners with global automaker on radar for autonomous driving

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Autoliv has been selected by a global automaker to supply 77GHz high-resolution radar systems for autonomous driving. Autoliv’s high-resolution radars, located on the four corners of the vehicle, allow for increased detection points, leading to improved ability to understand free space, better object separation in multiple target environments, and more precise detections in Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

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Global Warming Myth: I Can't Do Anything

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The most dangerous global warming myth of all is that there's nothing I can do

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University of Surrey launches global research center on air pollution

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The Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE) will see the University leading on collaborative, cutting-edge research to identify an action plan to ensure “clean air for all”. Dr. Prashant Kumar, the University of Surrey’s Professor and Chair in Air Quality & Health and a founding director of GCARE, is also coordinating the research project NEST-SEAS (Next-Generation Environmental Sensing for Local To Global Scale Health Impact Assessment).

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Global Bioenergies completes private placement of approximately €10.25M

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Global Bioenergies, the developer of a process to convert renewable resources into hydrocarbons through fermentation, has completed a private placement with qualified French and international investors. Global Bioenergies initially focused its efforts on the production of isobutene, one of the most important petrochemical building blocks that can be converted into fuels, plastics, organic glass and elastomers.

2017 60

ITF launches global initiative to decarbonize transport

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The International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD has launched a major global initiative towards carbon-free transport. Transport activity currently contributes 23% of global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels, with the share expected to rise. The COP 21 Paris Agreement created a political pathway for global CO 2 mitigation efforts. The long-term objective of the project is to define a commonly-acceptable pathway to achieve zero transport emissions by around 2050.

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2019 Honda Insight production model to make global debut at New York International Auto Show; series hybrid with 55 mpg city

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The all-new, production version of the 2019 Insight ( earlier post ) will make its global production debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS).

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JATO: Tesla most popular global electric vehicle brand between January and September 2017; EV sales accelerating

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Global manufacturers are now entering the Chinese market, as fully electric vehicles will earn more credits than plug-in hybrids under the country’s new Carbon Credit Program, which will come into effect in 2019. —Felipe Munoz, Global Automotive Analyst at JATO Dynamics.

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Mercedes-Benz to build electric vehicles in 6 plants on 3 continents; global battery network; EQC in 2019

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billion) in a global battery production network within its worldwide production network. The global battery network currently comprises five battery factories on three continents. Our global production network is ready for e-mobility.

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Global Industry Alliance (GIA) launched to support low carbon shipping

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Leading shipowners and operators, classification societies, engine and technology builders and suppliers, big data providers, and oil companies have signed up to a new Global Industry Alliance (GIA) to support transitioning shipping and its related industries towards a low carbon future.

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Parkopedia to provide Audi with global in-car parking service

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Parkopedia, the world’s largest parking service provider, has been selected to be the new global provider of Audi’s premium in-car parking services as of June 2017. The Parkopedia premium parking service will include off-street and on-street parking data as well as dynamic space availability for both legacy installed and new vehicles. Markets covered include Europe, the Americas, Japan, Australasia, Middle East and Africa. Audi China has been using Parkopedia since January 2017.

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13 global companies launch Hydrogen Council in Davos; promoting hydrogen to help meet climate goals

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Thirteen leading energy, transport and industry companies have launched a global initiative in Davos to voice a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the energy transition.

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Report: Uber to invest $500M in global mapping project

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The Financial Times reports that Uber will invest $500 million into a global mapping project in an effort to decrease its dependence on Google Maps and to prepare for autonomous driving.

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IEA finds CO2 emissions flat for third straight year even as global economy grew in 2016

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Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions were flat for a third straight year in 2016 even as the global economy grew, according to the International Energy Agency. Global emissions from the energy sector stood at 32.1

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Study finds anthropogenic PM and dust undercutting global solar energy production

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For that half of the sun-blocking equation, Bergin turned to Drew Shindell, professor of climate sciences at Duke and an expert in using the NASA GISS Global Climate Model.

2017 97

Global carbon emissions have been flat for three years now

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Global efforts to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions may be starting to pay off, suggests a recent study. Last month, scientists released an assessment that suggests global carbon emissions did not increase significantly in 2016. That makes this the third year in a row that carbon emissions have remained flat. DON'T MISS: Renewable energy growth. Environmental emissions energy policy greenhouse gas climate change carbon dioxide air pollution

2016 84

Chevrolet introduces second-generation Duramax 4-cylinder diesels; global engine

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The new Duramax engine was engineered in Europe and the US, with global application as one of its developmental objectives. —Nicola Menarini, Global Chief Engineer, GM Powertrain. New Duramax 4-cylinder diesel. Click to enlarge.

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Ford expanding global electrified vehicle battery R&D

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Ford is expanding its electrified vehicles research and development program in Europe and Asia this year, creating a “hub-and-spoke” system that allows the global team to further accelerate battery technology and take advantage of market-specific opportunities. Through this network, the EPE team will take advantage of globally connected technologies to develop lighter and more durable EV batteries.

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