News tagged with co2 emissions

Extreme weather events fuel climate change

When the carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere rises, the Earth not only heats up, but extreme weather events, such as lengthy droughts, heat waves, heavy rain and violent storms, may become more frequent. ...

Aug 14, 2013 4.1 / 5 (16) 3 | with audio podcast

Limiting global warming is not enough

So far, international climate targets have been restricted to limiting the increase in temperature. But if we are to stop the rising sea levels, ocean acidification and the loss of production from agriculture, CO2 emissions ...

Jul 04, 2013 3.9 / 5 (15) 19

Governments 'misjudging' scale of CO2 emissions

Policy makers in Europe and United States are markedly underestimating the changes needed to mitigate CO2 emission required to prevent dangerous climate change because they work in 'silos', according to pioneering research. ...

Feb 21, 2010 3.4 / 5 (16) 3

Global warming less extreme than feared?

Policymakers are attempting to contain global warming at less than 2°C. New estimates from a Norwegian project on climate calculations indicate this target may be more attainable than many experts have feared.

Jan 25, 2013 4.2 / 5 (11) 70