20th December Paris
The COP21 meeting in Paris has succeeded in reaching agreement on
how to tackle climate change after 2020. The historic deal includes
mechanisms for increasing emissions cuts and financing.
20th December Carbon
Global carbon dioxide emissions in 2015 are likely to be the same
as those in 2014 according to a new analysis in Nature Climate Change.
It is unclear whether this is a short term hiatus.
20th December Negative
Pete Smith, of Aberdeen University, and colleagues have quantified
the potential for negative net emissions techniques, such as biomass-burning
carbon capture and storage.
2nd November Budget
The United Nations have warned that current national plans for emissions
reductions submitted in adavnce of the Paris climate conference
are insufficient to prevent over 2 degrees of warming.
2nd November Pressure
Jeremy Pal and Elfaith Eltahir of MIT, US, have identified areas
of extreme heat stress risk to human health with future climate
change in the Arabian Gulf region.
2nd November Eroding
Adrian Chappell and colleagues at CSIRO in Australia have assessd
the imporantance of soil erosion in carbon stocks, fluxes and sinks.
They highlight its global significance for climate change mitigation.