Overview and workshop objective - Towson University
... global warming was real and urged that something be done about it.
• The Panel's findings spurred governments to create the United Nations Framework
Convention on Climate Change. It was ready for signature at the 1992 UN Conference
on Environment and Development -- the "Earth Summit" -- in Rio de Ja ...
COP OUT - The Heartland Institute`s International Conferences on
... 4. Ridley: “The one thing we can say about RCP8.5 is that it is very
Why Choose RCP2.6 as BAU?
1. Above current trajectory
2. RF forecasts are habitually over-stated
3. Shale gas: US leading decline?
4. Biosphere growth?
5. Efficiency. Oil price quadrupled 2004-2008.
- “Carbon Price” ( ...
full text - A Review of the Universe
... The Bush administration decided not to ratify the Kyoto protocol and that called for far more moderate c
carbon dioxide emissions than those suggested by the Stern report.
But recently there has been a subtle shift in public opinion about the environment.
Prominent public figures from both sides of ...
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
... Global warming is a "modern" problem -- complicated, involving the entire world, tangled up with difficult
issues such as poverty, economic development, and population growth. Dealing with it will not be easy.
Ignoring it will be worse.
Over a decade ago, most countries joined an international treat ...
Glossary Of Climate Change Terms
... Climate Change A change in expected climatic conditions that is in addition to natural
climate variability over comparable time periods is a climate change. This change may be
attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global
Global Warming ...
... emissions (CO2). Despite the combined efforts of many countries, the Kyoto Protocol was a failure because
the greenhouse emissions have risen significantly since it began. The biggest reason that it failed was that
the US and China, the two countries that emitted the most greenhouse gas, refused to ...
Increasing the use and usability of participatory assessments
... Issues discussed:
• Methodologies most suited for the EU for assessing dangerous
anthropogenic climate change
• Possible global long-term climate change targets for the EU
(other targets than the 6EAP target of +2C global temperature
• Global greenhouse gas and carbon dioxide concentratio ...
Ladies and gentlemen Climate Change has become a reality much
... Climate change is not just an environmental issue, as too many people still believe. It
is an all-encompassing threat, to health, to agriculture, to peace and security, to the
very ground millions of people live on, to the global economy. We are now at a point
where even the last government has give ...
Professor Lance Endersbee on the Climate
... Air pollution in cities, and global climate change, are scientifically separate
The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement to reduce carbon emissions.
Russia was not an original signatory, for scientific reasons. Even though they
regarded the IPCC conclusions as wrong, Russia finally ...
Know your carbon footprint
... The debate is thus strategic (not scientific) and companies taking voluntary climate
action are not practicing philanthropy or pure social responsibility (although many couch
their activities in the language of ‘doing the right thing’). In fact, many companies are
agnostic about the science of clima ...
ATM306-Section4 - University at Albany Atmospheric Sciences
... reduce greenhouse gas concentrations in the
• Scale of the negative consequences depends on how
much carbon accumulates in the atmosphere over time
• To keep temperatures below a 2°C temperature rise,
we need to act quickly and make significant changes
– Slower and less significant change ...
Climate change mitigation Down Under Legislative responses in a
... of GHG emissions necessary for stringent
emissions cuts required
Complementary measures analysis can usefully
inform multi-track approach
International system should avoid offsets without
Investment in renewables & energy efficiency is
a win-win for developed & developing countries
& can ...
Sources of Feed back
... "hide the decline" that particular proxy showed for modern temperatures
after 1950, when measured temperatures were rising.
• These two phrases were taken out of context by climate change skeptics
including Senator Jim Inhofe and former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin as
though they referred to a dec ...
... – How did developed countries become so wealthy?
– Which countries are to blame for climate change?
– Will strict CO2 standards inhibit growth in developing
– Will developing countries be able to afford costly new
Topic: Global Warming
... Recalling the significance of this issue discussed in Resolution A/RES/43/53, “gases could
produce global warming with an eventual rise in sea levels, the effects of which could
be disastrous for mankind if timely steps are not taken at all levels,”
Fully aware that CO2 emissions can cause increase ...
... NM Greenhouse Gas Emissions
On a per capita basis, NM produces
twice the national average of GHG
Electricity Generation is the largest
emitter of GHGs in NM followed by the
Fossil Fuel Industry.
Transportation is predicted to the
fastest growing sector.
Views on the Kyoto Protocol
This article is about certain views on the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. A 2007 study by Gupta et al. assessed the literature on climate change policy which showed no authoritative assessments of the UNFCCC or its Protocol, that assert these agreements have, or will, succeed in fully solving the climate problem. It was assumed that the UNFCCC or its Protocol would not be changed. The Framework Convention and its Protocol, include provisions for future policy actions to be taken.Some environmentalists have supported the Kyoto Protocol because it is ""the only game in town,"" and possibly because they expect that future emission reduction commitments may demand more stringent emission reductions (Aldy et al.., 2003, p. 9). Some environmentalists and scientists have criticized the existing commitments for being too weak (Grubb, 2000, p. 5). On the other hand, many economists think that the commitments are stronger than is justified. Particularly in the US, many economists have also been critical of the failure to include quantified commitments for developing countries (Grubb, 2000, p. 31).