CO2 Emissions Up As Europeans Switch From Diesel To Gasoline Cars

From Politico Eu Switching fuels is endangering efforts to reach EU emissions targets. By Kalina Oroschakoff 5/4/19, 5:07 PM CET Updated 4/5/19, 4:15 PM CET The aftermath of the Dieselgate scandal is pushing drivers to switch from diesel to gasoline cars, undermining efforts to cut carbon dioxide emissions from road transport. Average CO2 emissions from…

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What’s the worst case? Emissions/concentration scenarios

Reposted from Climate Etc. Posted on March 28, 2019 by curryja | by Judith Curry Is the RCP8.5 scenario plausible? This post is Part II in the possibility series (for an explanation of the possibilistic approach, see previous post link).  This paper also follows up on a recent series of posts about RCP8.5 [link]. 3.…

The stark reality of CO2 emissions reduction, in one graph

Bjorn Lomborg‏ writes on Twitter: Wishful thinking: This graph starkly shows what power the 1.5°C target The black line is CO₂ emission increase last 118 years (last year was highest ever) The blue lines indicate the emissions necessary to ensure the widely politically agreed 1.5°C limit. Gel Peters, who made the graph, writes: Where do…

UK carbon emissions down six years in a row

I find these figures a little hard to believe.~ctm The UK’s carbon dioxide emissions fell for the sixth year in a row last year, the longest continuous run of reductions on record, analysis suggests. Emissions fell to 361 million tonnes, their lowest level since 1888, when the first Football League match was played and Jack…