This week in climate news - 4 October 2015
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“IT’S like trying to slow down a supertanker.” This is how Durwood Zaelke of the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development, a think-tank, describes efforts to limit the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by ensuring that less is released or, as with reforestation programmes, more is absorbed. »
Analysis of nations’ carbon emissions pledges ahead of Paris climate summit shows they would see 2.7C warming by 2100, breaching 2C ‘safety’ threshold. Plans submitted by 140 nations to limit their greenhouse gases would go some way towards tackling climate change, but not enough to prevent the planet from warming by well over 2C compared to pre-industrial times, experts say. »
Large trees like sequoias and redwoods suffer most when its dry -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
SAVING the planet is now a matter of a few clicks-at least on a small scale. On September 22nd the UN’s Climate Change Secretariat launched Climate Neutral Now, a website that estimates an individual’s carbon footprint based on whereabouts, recycling habits, energy use and so on. Offsetting any resulting guilt is easy: the site takes donations to fund clean development projects. »
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