European Commission report hypes EU’s globally irrelevant, costly & unsustainable lower emissions schemes

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin The European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) recently released its 2019 assessment of global carbon emissions that showed a worldwide increase of 1.9% in emissions between 2017 and 2018. The reports data tracks CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions covering the period from 1990 to 2018. The report was characterized…

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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.…

Wildfires Caused By Bad Environmental Policy Are Causing California Forests To Be Net CO2 Emitters

Guest essay by Chuck DeVore In the past two years, wildfires scorched 2.9 million acres in California, including five of the state’s 20 deadliest fires killing 131 people. Former California Gov. Jerry Brown grimly warned that because of man-made climate change, these destructive wildfires are the “new abnormal” that threaten “our whole way of life.” Newly elected…

The great carbon scam

From The Toronto Sun We pay to reduce our emissions, other nations hide theirs By Lorrie Goldstein, Toronto Sun First posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017 02:04 PM EDT | Updated: Saturday, August 12, 2017 02:06 PM EDT One thing you learn on the climate change beat is that the best journalism is done overseas. In…

'Dodgy' greenhouse gas data threatens Paris accord

From The BBC By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent From the section Science & Environment Potent, climate warming gases are being emitted into the atmosphere but are not being recorded in official inventories, a BBC investigation has found. Air monitors in Switzerland have detected large quantities of one gas coming from a location in Italy. However,…