emfizz.com
emfizz.com November 24, 2017


Carbon emissions back on the rise

14 November 2017, 12:44 | Jan Cross

The jammed streets of London at"rush hour reveal a poor way of organising society

The jammed streets of London at rush hour reveal a poor way of organising society

"Even though we project carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and industry to increase 2% in 2017, large uncertainties persist, and growth [rates] between 1% and 3% are distinct possibilities given difficulties in making projections".

The single biggest cause of the rise is an increase in emissions from China, already the world's biggest emitter, which had fallen slightly in recent years.

UEA's Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research director Corinne Le Quéré said in a statement, "With global Carbon dioxide emissions from human activities estimated at 41 billion tonnes for 2017, time is running out on our ability to keep warming well below two degrees Celsius, let alone 1.5 degrees Celsius".

US emissions are expected to decline by.4 percent, compared to a typical decline in the country of about 1.2 percent per year. Those are smaller decreases than the average over the previous decade. In the United States, some of that decline is likely due to a slowdown in the use of natural gas, but some is also due to the fact that coal use is projected to increase for the first time in five years.

The annual report released Monday by the Global Carbon Project provides fuel to environmentalists to argue that the slowdown in emissions growth was more of a fluke than the start of a pattern. 'This is very disappointing'. This year we have seen how climate change can amplify the impacts of hurricanes with more intense rainfall, higher sea levels, and warmer ocean conditions favoring more powerful storms.

After remaining flat for three years, experts had hoped that greenhouse gas emissions had peaked and would soon begin to fall. (GDP to rise 3.6% according to International Monetary Fund figures). Those from all human activities (fossil fuels, industry, and land-use change) will reach around 41bn tonnes, similar to the record high in 2015.

From 2014 to 2016 global Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and industry grew hardly at all.

China's emissions are projected to grow by 3.5% (0.7% to 5.4%), driven by a rise in coal consumption (GDP up 6.8%).

Trump calls for closer Vietnam ties
If it did happen it could be a good thing, I can tell you, for North Korea, but it could also be good for a lot of other places and be good for the rest the world.


Moses nominated for BBC African Player award
Crowned Liverpool's Player of the Year, Mane, 25, was also one of just two Africans to make the Ballon d'Or shortlist. Egypt winger Salah has had a year to remember both in the colours of Roma and Liverpool, and for his national side.


Tiffany Haddish Gave Men in Hollywood Some Advice in Her 'SNL' Monologue
But it doesn't really. "But I'm sure I'll be back next week and the week after that, forever and ever because all of this isn't just a scandal.


Continuing the streak of sad news, atmospheric Carbon dioxide concentration reached 403 parts per million in 2016, and is expected to increase by 2.5 parts per million in 2017.

"To meet Paris we'd need to cut [emissions by] 18 to 20 per cent compared to current levels - which equals a 1.5 to 1.7 per cent reduction per year", Professor Jotzo said.

Furthermore, renewable energy generation across the world has increased at 14 per cent a year over the past five years, albeit it from a very low base, the report noted.

In that context, the Budget report noted that emissions of 101 countries, representing 50% of global emissions, increased in the presence of growing GDP.

They say the growth in 2017 is mainly due to stronger emissions growth in China and other developing countries, and their findings show that the Paris goals could quickly slip out of reach.

All of this might be an unwelcome message for policy makers and delegates at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 23) in Bonn this week.

The GCP is a collaboration between worldwide science organisations to monitor global carbon emissions and their sources in order to help "slow the rate of increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere".



Other News

Trending Now

Senegal beat South Africa to qualify for World Cup
Khune's outstretched leg denied the Liverpool frontman, but the ball ricocheted off Mkhize and into the net. Sadio Mané set up Diafra Sakho for a attractive first goal , and Mané was involved in the second as well.

Taylor Swift bringing new tour to Gillette this summer
The trek follows United Kingdom and European shows a year ago in the wake of the groups 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction. She joins her pal and former opening act Ed Sheeran on the Superdome's 2018 concert schedule.

Seoul, Washington start manoeuvers with United States aircraft carriers
Three carriers will be likely together around Monday, according to a South Korean military source who did not like to be named. The U.S. carriers will also participate in separate exercises with Japan .

Fidget spinners sold at Target contain unsafe levels of lead
The group said tests conducted showed the items contained between 520 parts per million and 33,000 ppm of lead. Target is coming under criticism this morning over some of the fidget spinners it sells.

Is Kylie Jenner Preparing For A Baby Shower?
Although Kim's hubby Kanye West and her biggest fan Jennifer Lawrence were nowhere to be seen, it was still an event to remember. She showed video and images of the front of the house and interior decorated with blooming cherry blossoms and white flowers.

Veterans Day weekend highlights National Football League protests
He also stood with teammates for the first time since President Donald Trump criticized players for protesting. The NFL policy indicates that players "should" stand during the anthem, but has no mandatory requirements.

Georgia Tech upsets No. 17 Virginia Tech
Jackson said afterward that he was taken out of the game for Bush to run the ball three straight times . It was a necessary accomplishment on a day that the Yellow Jackets were able to sustain drives.

Stabbing Confirmed at Mall of America
When the victim returned to the fitting room, he confronted Abdirahaman, who stabbed him, according to police. At 6:44 p.m., officers responded to reports of a stabbing in the fitting room of Macy's men's department.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern slams 'unacceptable' Manus Island situation
Speaking to media soon after arriving in Manila, Ardern said "all I can do is put New Zealand's case (forward)". At the weekend she said "harm" was being done, and reiterated New Zealand's offer to take 150 of the men.

Italy OUT of World Cup; emotional Buffon says 'we've failed the country'
We lacked the energy and sharpness to score a goal, but at the end of the day Sweden played in much the same way as the first leg. The big news from the first leg is that Marco Verratti will miss the second contest after picking up a yellow card in Sweden.