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Emissions linked to transport, diet – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on November 25th, 2015.

The carbon footprint of the average Kiwi household is getting smaller, but there is still plenty of room for improvement, suggests new research. According to a new working paper from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, consumption emissions from individual households fell by almost 5 percent since 2007. However, due to the rise in New Zealand’s population, […]

Global carbon budget – experts respond

Laura Goodall posted in on September 22nd, 2014.

Carbon dioxide emissions, the main contributor to global warming, are set to rise again in 2014 – reaching a record high of 40 billion tonnes, according to a new global stock-take. A 2.5 per cent projected rise in burning fossil fuels is revealed by the Global Carbon Budget 2014, an analysis published in the journal Earth […]

Will the Southern Ocean’s carbon sink hold its breath?

Peter Griffin posted in on May 28th, 2010.

Ice core records show there was a sharp rise in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere — a  nearly 50% increase — at the end of the last ice age. Scientists have long puzzled over the origin of all the extra CO2 that appeared as the great ice sheets melted. Now, new evidence published in Science (with accompanying Perspective) […]

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