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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 […]

NZ Herald: Recession no bar to fossil fuel emissions

Peter Griffin posted in on November 30th, 2009.

Eloise Gibson writes about a recent report which suggests that, while the global recession did impact greenhouse gas emissions a little, the effect was not significant. Indeed, the report suggests that as economies recover, so too will emissions, with the worry being the the earth’s natural carbon sinks could be overloaded if emissions continue to […]

Are carbon sinks keeping up with emissions increase?

Peter Griffin posted in on November 18th, 2009.

While natural carbon sinks have historically been able to absorb over half of global carbon dioxide emissions, this may no longer be the case if these emissions continue to increase as they have, say scientists from leading climate research group the Global Carbon Project (GCP). In addition, carbon dioxide emissions are still rising, to reach […]

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