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December 6, 2011 Durban climate change talks: developing countries must take on more responsibility, says Chris HuhneSource: The Telegraph.co.uk
As the high level session of the United Nations climate change talks kicks off in Durban, the UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary said the current world order is out of date. For example Singapore and Korea are considered to...
December 5, 2011 Emissions soar again after 2008 slowdownSource: Vancouver Sun
Humans pumped out 10 billion tonnes of carbon emissions in 2010, after rebounding quickly from the global financial crisis two years ago that cut industrial output and related emissions, scientists report. Researchers with the...
December 2, 2011 Is Carbon Trading Disappearing In a Puff Of Smoke?Source: ThomasNet
It’s hard to sell or trade air. Especially dirty air. There’s a scene in the Billy Crystal mid-life crisis movie of about twenty years ago, City Slickers, where Crystal’s character, a radio advertising rep, is speaking to his...
December 2, 2011 Many Unknowns about Future Climate Change EffectsSource: VOA News
Scientists say many of the long-term effects of rising temperatures are still unknown. They’re discussing the problem at the U.N. climate change conference in Durban, South Africa. Researchers say climate change is a complex mix...
December 2, 2011 Fall in CO2 lead to Antarctic ice sheet formationSource: TG Daily
The appearance of the Antarctic ice sheets was triggered by a massive fall in the amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide, new research has found. The CO2 level plunged by 40 percent before and during the formation of the ice sheet...
December 2, 2011 Report - Next Stop Durban: Moving Beyond the Kyoto ProtocolSource: GMI - Goldman Sachs
The UN climate conference in Durban is unlikely to yield a comprehensive and binding agreement to replace the expiring Kyoto Protocol. Instead, we expect to see a further transition to a global climate change process that focuses...
December 1, 2011 EU Sees Chance for Deal With China Over Climate Road Map, KyotoSource: Bloomberg
The European Union sees a chance to win China’s agreement on a road map to a global greenhouse-gas lowering treaty as the world’s second-largest economy aims to build a climate-friendly image and boost green investments.
December 1, 2011 The Confused Climate Change ConsensusSource: Energy Tribune
It would appear that the much claimed consensus among leading climate scientists is not in such general agreement these days. If there really is such a consensus, then the opinions from leading climate scientists should be...
December 1, 2011 Study: Thawing permafrost will worsen global warmingSource: USA Today
Massive amounts of greenhouse gases trapped below thawing permafrost will likely seep into the air over the next several decades, accelerating and amplifying global warming, scientists warn.
November 30, 2011 UN scientist: fighting climate change saves costsSource: AP
DURBAN, South Africa — The U.N.'s top climate scientist says global warming will lead to human dangers and soaring financial costs and that containing carbon emissions will have a host of benefits. Rajendra Pachauri, head of the...
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