expert reaction to the Global Methane Report

The Global Methane Report has been published by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).   Prof Myles Allen, Professor of Geosystem Science, University of Oxford, said: “The report’s focus on warming outcomes, rather than the thoroughly misleading notion of ‘CO2-equivalent emissions’, is very welcome. Action on methane is urgently needed,…

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Fossil CO2 emissions in the post-COVID era

Five years after the adoption of the Paris Agreement on climate change, growth in global CO2 emissions has begun to falter. A new study published in Nature Climate Change looks at countries’ progress in tackling CO2 emissions since 2015, how the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the trajectory of global CO2…

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expert reaction to study on fossil CO2 emissions

A study published in Nature Climate Change looks at Fossil CO2 emissions in the post COVID-19 era. This Roundup accompanied an SMC Briefing.   Prof Richard Pancost, Professor of Biogeochemistry at the University of Bristol, said: “This is a powerful and timely analysis that confirms that the disruption caused by Covid…

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expert reaction to Met Office forecast of atmospheric CO2 to be 50% higher in 2021 than before the industrial revolution

A Met Office forecast predicts that in 2021, carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will reach levels 50% higher than before the industrial revolution, due to human-caused emissions.   Dr Heather Graven, Reader in Climate Physics, Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College, said: “This is another…

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expert reaction to statement that China is aiming for a CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and to achieve carbon neutrality before 2060

The Chinese government have announced that they intend to reach carbon neutrality by the year 2060.   Prof Piers Forster, Professor of Climate Change, University of Leeds, said: “China emits more than any nation and has higher per person emissions than most nations, so the inclusion of a long term…

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