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Rate of carbon emissions put in context
We are now putting carbon into the atmosphere at a rate unprecedented since at least the age of the dinosaurs, scientists say.
The researchers have examined ocean sediments laid down during the so-called Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum - a dramatic warming event some 56 million years ago.
They find the amount of CO2 going into the air at its onset was four billion tonnes a year at most.
Today's figure is 10 times as big. [...] But the team argues that the scale of human-produced carbon emissions means that the lessons we could learn from the ancient event may actually have limited relevance.
"We have effectively entered an era of a no-analogue state, which represents a fundamental challenge to constraining future climate projections," they write in their paper. [...] "The rate of change is as important as the magnitude of an event for determining particularly terrestrial ecosystem disruptions," &! bit.ly/1Uyfrgz
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
CO2 data is 'wake-up call' for Paris climate deal - BBC News
Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere grew more in past 12 months than at any time in the past 56 years.
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Scientists: air pollution led to more than 5.5 million premature deaths in 2013 | Environment | The Guardian
“Air pollution is the fourth-highest risk factor for death globally and by far the leading environmental risk factor for disease,” said Michael Brauer, a researcher from the University of British Columbia. Brauer said air pollution contributed to heart disease, stroke, lung cancer, bronchitis, emphysema and acute infections. He and his colleagues compared the problem in Asia to the conditions under centuries of industrial revolution in the US and Europe: massive economic growth smothered by clouds of toxic matter in the air. [... COAL ...] “Even in the most clean scenario in 2030,” Ma said, China’s growing and ageing population will still suffer 990,000 to 1.3 million deaths a year.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
The city in love with cars even though its air is toxic - BBC News
Delhi is a city that adds 1,400 cars to its roads every day - and the minute the local government announced an emergency car rationing plan, the complaints and legal battles began. // economic damage - due to a rise in cancer and chronic ailments - reducing discretionary spending/disposable income - due to health care spending and being a carer for your sick relative.
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Stop Eating Meat and Save the Planet - YouTube
51% of greenhouse gases = livestock farming // animal product would have to have one a health tax and two a carbon tax (like sports cars) // Was capitalism ever generous, responsible, conscious and sustainable? //&! 25% of land use -https://youtu.be/o0aJet5EVmM- and human waste is highly regulated - sewer, not so animal waste.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Hyundai poliert CO2-Flottenverbrauch mit Kia Soul EV-Export - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Ein Gramm kann laut Transport & Environment im schlimmsten Fall mit 70 Millionen Euro Strafe zu Buche schlagen. Davon bleibt Hyundai-Kia zunächst wohl verschont - dank der Norwegen-Mauschelei, aber auch, weil die EU-Behörden großzügig sind. Hersteller müssen die schmutzigsten Autos bisher noch nicht in die Kalkulation einbeziehen. [...] Während Politiker auf dem Pariser Klimagipfel die Erderwärmung in den Griff bekommen wollen, "scheinen die Autohersteller unfähig, verantwortungsvoll zu handeln. Stattdessen tricksen sie die Gesetze aus".
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
Is there a danger to environmental jargon? - BBC News
[ confusing the public, as with diet ] The United Nations is promising a "universal climate change agreement" when leaders from almost 200 countries meet in Paris. But is the jargon used in environmental discussions actually putting people off the subject rather than enthusing them?
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC Radio 5 live - In Short, London to be fined millions for pollution levels
The UK capital is now facing fines from the European Commission of £300 million per year for failing to meet required clean air standards for NO2 - a gas emitted from car exhausts known to harm human health. Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy Matthew Pencharz discusses the details with Naked Scientist Charis Lestrange and dishes the dirt on who might be to blame for the pollution penalty. //&! London's invisible health threat - bbc.in/1MUTg1E
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
Volkswagen: Totales Kontrollversagen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
VW räumt ein, in Hunderttausenden Fällen auch bei klimaschädlichen CO2-Werten getrickst zu haben. Warum haben die zuständigen Behörden nichts davon gemerkt?
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
Revealed: British ministers tried to block EU moves to clean up air quality | Environment | The Guardian
A document obtained by the Observer reveals that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has been advising British MEPs to vote against legislation that would oblige countries to carry out “routine and non-routine” inspections on vehicles’ “real-world” emissions. [...] The revelation will add to the growing concerns over the government’s commitment to tackling air pollution. It follows the admission last week that the Department for Transport had ignored significant evidence of the fraudulent practices being employed by the car industry when this was sent to it a year ago. About 29,000 deaths in the UK are hastened by inhalation of minute particles of oily, unburnt soot emitted by all petrol engines and an estimated 23,500 by the invisible but toxic gas nitrogen dioxide (NO2) discharged by diesel engines.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Climate change - a burning issue in Paris | FT World - YouTube
why is this not seen as moonshot? moon landing ala jfk. bc there is no yet visible messaged thread like the russians. and its not immediate. and it is not ideological enough (capitalism vs communism). and no representation by career politicians. characters. not even obama.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
If you must eat meat, save it for Christmas | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian
From chickens pumped with antibiotics to the environmental devastation caused by production, we need to realise we are not fed with happy farm animals // George Monbiot admits he got it wrong to soften his position on meat-eating a few years ago. Whilst he is still not quite calling for the world to go vegan (yet!), he does highlight the utter madness of our meat-obsessed culture and the negative effect it has on animals, ourselves and the world around us.
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december 2014 by asterisk2a
The Daily Show - Burn Noticed - YouTube
ransacking the planet. +!+!+!+ Politics can't be taken serious any more (campaign election promises) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8rnjNJ9GYE +!+!+!+ Steward is right, how do you even try to explain that all when Aliens come visit us?
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Stanford biologist warns of early stages of Earth's 6th mass extinction event
In a new review of scientific literature and analysis of data published in Science, an international team of scientists cautions that the loss and decline of animals is contributing to what appears to be the early days of the planet's sixth mass biological extinction event. [...] And while previous extinctions have been driven by natural planetary transformations or catastrophic asteroid strikes, the current die-off can be associated to human activity, a situation that the lead author Rodolfo Dirzo, a professor of biology at Stanford, designates an era of "Anthropocene defaunation." // Book http://bit.ly/M47bEd "our own downfall at our own hands. Domino's are falling." - Guardian Series: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/series/sixth-extinction || http://bit.ly/1jzy1Ol Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
In Search of Energy Miracles - NYTimes.com
“They’re doing laps around the track, and we haven’t even decided if we’re going to lace up our shoes,” Mr. Sorensen said. Yet not even the speedy Chinese are likely to get a sizable reactor built before the 2020s, and that is true for the other nuclear projects as well. So even if these technologies prove to work, it would not be surprising to see the timeline for widespread deployment slip to the 2030s or the 2040s. And climate scientists tell us it would be folly to wait that long to start tackling the emissions problem.
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march 2013 by asterisk2a

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