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GHGs and aerosols


Stacked coniferous tree trunks in a forest in Drenthe, Netherlands.

Guest post: Why resolving how land emissions are counted is critical for tracking climate progress

The choices made about how land is used and managed play a crucial role in tackling climate change. The importance of the land use, land-use chang... Read More

GHGs and aerosols | Nov 22. 2023.
A large cargo ship in motion.

Analysis: How low-sulphur shipping rules are affecting global warming

In 2020, international regulations to reduce air pollution from shipping imposed strict limits on the sulphur content of marine fuels. The Interna... Read More

GHGs and aerosols | Jul 3. 2023.
The eruption of Tonga's Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai underwater volcano.

Tonga volcano eruption raises ‘imminent’ risk of temporary 1.5C breach

The eruption of Tonga’s underwater volcano in 2022 may cause global temperatures to rise, raising the risk that at least one year in the next five ... Read More

GHGs and aerosols | Jan 12. 2023.
Aerial view of Seattle business and financial district in Washington, USA

‘Top 1%’ of emitters caused almost a quarter of growth in global emissions since 1990

Just 1% of the world’s population was responsible for almost a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions growth over 1990-2019, new research finds. Th... Read More

GHGs and aerosols | Sep 29. 2022.
Tree planting at Haweswater, Lake District, UK

Greenhouse gas removal: How could it help the UK reach net-zero by 2050?

A mix of scientists, economists and government advisers met in London last week to discuss how removing greenhouse gases from air could help the UK h... Read More

UK policy | May 17. 2022.
Man spraying fertiliser and pesticides in a ground nut field, India.

Nitrogen fertiliser use could ‘threaten global climate goals’

The world’s use of nitrogen fertilisers for food production could threaten efforts to keep global warming below 2C above pre-industrial levels. ... Read More

Food and farming | Oct 7. 2020.
Natural gas is flared off as oil is pumped in the Bakken shale formation. Credit: Jim West / Alamy Stock Photo E1MT0N

Scientists concerned by ‘record high’ global methane emissions

Worldwide emissions of methane have hit the “highest levels on record”, according to an international team of scientists. The finding comes fr... Read More

GHGs and aerosols | Jul 14. 2020.
Bangladeshi homeless people wait in a queue for aid during the nationwide coronavirus lockdown. Dhaka, Bangladesh, 4 April 2020. Credit: SK Hasan Ali / Alamy Stock Photo

Daily global CO2 emissions 'cut to 2006 levels' during height of coronavirus crisis

The amount of CO2 being released by human activity each day fell by as much as 17% during the height of the coronavirus crisis in early April, a new ... Read More

Global emissions | May 19. 2020.
Classic American car parked at night on Seventh Avenue , New York City, USA. 30 July 2018. Credit: Jordi De Rueda Roigé / Alamy Stock Photo

Fuel savings in US cars have ‘cut 17bn tonnes of CO2 since 1975’

Fuel-economy improvements in US “light-duty” vehicles have saved 17bn tonnes of CO2 (GtCO2) over the past four decades, according to a new study.... Read More

Emissions | May 19. 2020.
View of the rainforest canopy looking directly upwards, Borneo. Credit: Peter Lopeman / Alamy Stock Photo

Analysis: How ‘carbon-cycle feedbacks’ could make global warming worse

Scientists making climate-change projections have to deal with a number of uncertainties. The amount of global warming will depend on the magnitud... Read More

Climate modelling | Apr 14. 2020.
School of big-eye jacks, coral reef and orange anthias fish, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Credit: Christian Loader / Alamy Stock Photo

Deep emissions cuts this decade could prevent ‘abrupt ecological collapse’

Swift global action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could prevent the “abrupt” collapse of ecosystems, which may otherwise begin within the ne... Read More

Wildlife | Apr 8. 2020.
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