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Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Kyoto Protocol’

Like Sept.11, volcano plane ban may hold climate clue

Like Sept.11, volcano plane ban may hold climate clue

Plane-free skies over Europe during Iceland’s volcanic eruption may yield rare clues about how flights stoke climate change, adding to evidence from a closure of U.S. airspace after September 11, 2001, experts say. The climate effects of jet fuel burned at high altitude are poorly understood, partly because scientists cannot often compare plane-free skies with […]

Temperature Rise Guaranteed, Thanks to Brown Clouds

Temperature Rise Guaranteed, Thanks to Brown Clouds

Regardless of success at the upcoming climate talks at Copenhagen this December, there will still be a 2.5 degree rise in temperatures. Dr Veerabhadra Ramanathan, director of the Centre for Atmospheric Sciences of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography at the University of California-Berkeley, has predicted that an “incredibly complex blanket” of greenhouse gases called the […]

US Senate Republicans skip open of climate change talks

US Senate Republicans skip open of climate change talks

Republicans on a key US Senate committee were absent Tuesday as debate opened on a Democratic proposal for sweeping climate change legislation. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee opened its critical debate on the plan at 9:00 am (1400 GMT) without its Republican members, despite last-ditch efforts to avert an opposition boycott from Democratic […]

Rich-poor divide could be Copenhagen climate ‘deal-breaker’

Rich-poor divide could be Copenhagen climate ‘deal-breaker’

World leaders could fail to reach a new climate deal at a UN summit in Copenhagen if rich countries refuse to financially help developing nations tackle climate change, government and NGO officials said at a development conference that wrapped up Saturday. With less than 50 days to go before it starts, the Copenhagen summit was […]

China, India Cancel Out Copenhagen

China, India Cancel Out Copenhagen

Climate Change: With less than two months to go before the big Copenhagen Conference on global warming, two major nations have said “no thanks” to the no-growth agenda. For that reason alone, so should we. Following a deal signed late Thursday between China and India, anything we might agree to do in Copenhagen is likely […]

U.N. suggests 2020 climate goals for poor

U.N. suggests 2020 climate goals for poor

A top U.N. official suggested a 2020 greenhouse gas goal for developing nations on Thursday as part of a new U.N. climate pact as China and the United States sought common ground to fight global warming. Many nations expressed worries about a lack of urgency in the negotiations, less than two months before 190 nations […]

Biofuels could increase greenhouse gases: US studies

Biofuels could increase greenhouse gases: US studies

US experts warn that rules governing biofuel production encourage deforestation and mean the technology is therefore a “false” method of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In a study to be published Friday in the US journal Science, a group of 13 scientists called for the rules, which contain a loophole exempting carbon dioxide emitted by bioenergy […]

New hope for climate talks as India takes small step towards deal

New hope for climate talks as India takes small step towards deal

India’s climate change policy was in turmoil yesterday as its Environment Minister admitted that he had made a proposal to adjust the country’s position that caps on greenhouse gases should apply only to rich countries. Jairam Ramesh denied suggesting that India abandon the Kyoto Protocol in a leaked letter to Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister, […]

EAST TIMOR: Seasonal Changes Cause for Alarm

EAST TIMOR:  Seasonal Changes Cause for Alarm

If you order a beer, sit back and relax at one of the expat bars dotted along the coastal Pantai Kelapa road in this capital, you cannot help but notice the view: the stony beach, the swimming children and the grounded fishing boats. But that view is morphing — a visible sign of how climate […]

Tax carbon rather than trade in it

Tax carbon rather than trade in it

WHEN the world was edging towards its first, imperfect treaty on climate change in the mid-1990s, the US put a proposal on the table that has set the framework for the debate on carbon reduction. Uncomfortable about taxing carbon dioxide emissions, the Clinton administration suggested letting market forces do the work through a scheme of […]

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