Carbon Dioxide

Governments Face Cost Hurdle To Halve CO2 By 2050: IEA

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Country: USA/FRANCE Author: Tom Doggett and Muriel Boselli Governments will have to grapple with sharply higher upfront costs to deploy clean energy technologies and halve carbon emissions by 2050, the International Energy Agency said on Thursday. Action to curb greenhouse gases is going in the "wrong direction," said the energy advisor to 28 industrialized nations, adding that under current trends carbon emissions would instead double by mid-century. Many renewable energy technologies cost more upfront but benefit from fuel savings. ... Read more about Governments Face Cost Hurdle To Halve CO2 By 2050: IEA

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Mankind Using Earth's Resources At Alarming Rate

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WASHINGTON — Humanity would need five Earths to produce the resources needed if everyone lived as profligately as Americans, according to a report issued Tuesday. As it is, humanity each year uses resources equivalent to nearly one-and-a-half Earths to meet its needs, said the report by Global Footprint Network, an international think tank. "We are demanding nature's services -- using resources and creating CO2 emissions -- at a rate... ... Read more about Mankind Using Earth's Resources At Alarming Rate

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WE NEED LEGISLATION THAT WILL SAFEGUARD OUR OCEANS

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Earth’s atmosphere isn’t the only victim of burning fossil fuels. About a quarter of all carbon dioxide emissions are absorbed by the earth’s oceans, where they’re having an impact that’s just starting to be understood. Leading scientific experts believe that it’s possible to cut back on global warming pollution, improve the overall health and durability of our oceans, and prevent serious harm to our world—but only if action is taken quickly and decisively. ... Read more about WE NEED LEGISLATION THAT WILL SAFEGUARD OUR OCEANS

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