The Paris conundrum: How do we actually know how much carbon is being emitted?

September 25, 2018 by  
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Climate negotiators are considering rules for verifying commitments, but there currently is no reliably accurate way to measure total global emissions.

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Germany is electrifying part of the autobahn to cut freight emissions

August 18, 2017 by  
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We rely on trucks to get the goods we need from one place to another, but all of those semi trucks spew a lot of pollution. So Siemens and the German state of Hesse teamed up to create a 6-mile stretch of electric highway on the autobahn . Hybrid trucks can connect to overhead charging cables to drive on pure electricity, and then switch back to diesel power once they leave the eHighway. The Siemens eHighway initiative could double the energy efficiency of big rigs, compared to running on gas. Even better, the highway design enables any truck to be retrofitted, and it is constructed over existing road, integrating easily with existing infrastructure. Combined with the autonomous and electric trucks in the works, it could make a significant dent in semi truck emissions. Related: Sweden opens one of the world’s first electric roads Global freight is expected to increase 200 percent in the next 30 years, so it is essential that we tackle freight emissions if we want to slow down global warming. According to Siemens, the eHighway is a smart way to do this, because it still allows other drivers to use the road. The first eHighway system opened in Stockholm last year and Siemens is currently testing another in California. Via Treehugger Images via Siemens

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The wealthiest ten-percent of the population generate half of the world’s emissions

December 3, 2015 by  
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The wealthiest 10-percent of the people on the planet are causing half of the world’s carbon emissions. While world leaders gather in Paris to figure out who should carry the burden of reducing global warming, Oxfam has released numbers that show that the wealthy are using more than their fair share of our resources. Meanwhile, the poorest half of the planet – the half who will suffer the consequences of climate change the most – produce a paltry 10-percent of the emissions. Read the rest of The wealthiest ten-percent of the population generate half of the world’s emissions

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INFOGRAPHIC: Are our homes becoming more sustainable overall?

July 28, 2015 by  
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Our current climate situation is a complex problem without one simple answer. In order to slow or halt climate change , we are going to need to change many different aspects of modern life. One aspect in particular – the modern home – is going to need some serious adjusting. Buildings account for 40% of global energy use and US buildings alone make up 9% of global carbon emissions. This infographic from Vibrant Doors explores the question of whether our homes are truly becoming more sustainable overall, and how much more work we have to do to make a difference. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Are our homes becoming more sustainable overall?

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Tense Warsaw Climate Talks Finally Reach Agreement

November 25, 2013 by  
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Following two weeks of discussion, the UN climate talks in Warsaw finally ended in a compromise agreement, with participating nations agreeing to work toward curbing emissions as soon as possible. While environmental groups and island nations threatened by sea level rise have reported disappointment at the lack of a detailed financial plan for climate-related aid, the fact that any agreement was reached at all is being hailed by some as a victory. Read the rest of Tense Warsaw Climate Talks Finally Reach Agreement Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: capping emissions , climate talks , COP-19 , deforestation , global emissions , international climate agreement , international climate summit , Poland , un climate talks , warsaw        

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Amazing Infographic Shows Where the World’s Greenhouse Gases Come From

June 11, 2013 by  
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It’s hard to keep track of all the greenhouse gases that are steadily collecting in the atmosphere – from auto emissions and coal plants to methane emissions from cattle and landfills. Fortunately, Ecofys has created an easy-to-understand infographic that breaks down the source and sector of the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters. Read the rest of Amazing Infographic Shows Where the World’s Greenhouse Gases Come From Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon emissions , coal , coal power , deforestation , global emissions , green transportation , greenhouse gases , methane emissions , Waste , waste storage        

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