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September 6, 2013 The environment: The carbon bubble - The Carbon Tracker Initiativeâs recent Unburnable Carbon 2013 report estimates that the consumption of the earthâs proven fossil fuel reserves would yield over five times the level of carbon emissions...

August 21, 2013 Leaked UN climate report warns of dangerous global warming. Will the world listen?

Source: Treehugger

The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was expected to delivery its fifth Assessment Report (AR5) next month, but over the past weekend, a draft of that report was leaked to Reuters, which reported...

August 19, 2013 European forests head towards carbon saturation point: study

Source: Reuters

The ability of Europe's aging forests to absorb carbon dioxide is heading towards saturation point, threatening one of the continent's main defenses against global warming, a study showed on Sunday.

July 23, 2013 UN Climate Report Will 'Scare the Wits Out of Everybody' - And as Ed King at the Responding to Climate Change website reports: Fellow US climate expert Michael Mann emailed the ThinkProgress website, arguing that: âthe author hopelessly confuses transient warming...

July 23, 2013 Tropical ecosystems regulate variations in Earth's carbon dioxide levels


The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that a temperature anomaly of just 1ºC (in near surface air temperatures in the tropics) leads to a 3.5-Petagram (billion tonnes of...

July 9, 2013 Pollution Leads to Drop in Life Span in Northern China, Research Finds

Source: NY Times

BEIJING — Southern Chinese on average have lived at least five years longer than their northern counterparts in recent decades because of the destructive health effects of pollution from the widespread use of coal in the north,...

July 2, 2013 Is climate change making cities wealthier and healthier?


It’s a bold title. Wealthier, Healthier Cities - how climate change action is giving us wealthier, healthier cities. Is the latest CDP Cities report, based on data from 110 cities around the world, really saying that climate...

June 11, 2013 What to Make of a Warming Plateau

Source: NY Times

As unlikely as this may sound, we have lucked out in recent years when it comes to global warming. The rise in the surface temperature of earth has been markedly slower over the last 15 years than in the 20 years before that. And...

June 7, 2013 Most Americans say global warming is real, but opinions split on why

Source: Pew Research Center

Journalists and print loyalists who are dejected about the state of the U.S. newspaper business may be comforted — or perhaps made a bit envious — by the knowledge that in at least some other countries, newspaper circulation...

June 7, 2013 What Is Your Greatest Footprint' (Carbon vs. Water) Infographic - equitability and efficiency of water use. Our infographic looks at and compares Irelandâs carbon and water footprints, both on a national level and on an average consumer level. It also compares...

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