February 24, 2022 at 12:00 am #226931
The International Energy Agency said Wednesday that emissions of planet-warming methane from oil, gas and coal production are significantly higher than governments claim… its analysis shows emissions are 70% higher than the official figure provided by governments worldwide.February 28, 2022 at 11:36 am #227140
The latest IPCC report tries to gain coverageMarch 7, 2022 at 2:26 pm #227416
The US beef industry has escaped “relatively unscathed” from Joe Biden’s attempts to curb greenhouse gas emissions, according to leaders at the industry’s recent CattleCon convention.
Biden’s November pledge to reduce methane included new rules for the oil, gas and coal industries, it proposed only voluntary actions for an agricultural sector the Environmental Protection Agency says contributes more than one-third of the country’s emissions.
“A good example is, during Cop26, the president led a global methane pledge, and that could have gone really badly for livestock production in the United States, could have gone badly for the cattle industry,” Hart told her audience. “But this administration seems to have recognized the positive value we bring. We were really excited to get out of that relatively unscathed.”
Cathy Day, the climate policy coordinator for the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. Voluntary actions and incentives will not be enough to slow climate change, she said.
“There’s zero action by the federal government to crack down on methane emissions in the cattle industry,” Day said. “There isn’t a lot of interest in anything that would restrict the way they do business.”March 12, 2022 at 12:59 am #227565
Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon reached a record high for the month of February, jumping by a 62% increase over last February’s level.
“This absurd increase shows the lack of policies to combat deforestation and environmental crimes in the Amazon, driven by the current administration,” said a Greenpeace campaigner. “The destruction just isn’t stopping.”April 10, 2022 at 12:31 am #228614
Methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, increased by a record amount for the second year in a row in 2021, the largest annual increase recorded since modern measurements began in 1983. The previous record increase, of 15.3ppb, was set in 2020.
“Our data show that global emissions continue to move in the wrong direction at a rapid pace,” said Rick Spinrad, administrator of Noaa. “The evidence is consistent, alarming, and undeniable.”April 10, 2022 at 12:42 am #228616MovimientoSocialistaParticipant
Most peoples don’t care about climate change and disasters, the flag , nationalism and following populists leaders is more important until they get the water up theirs necks. Like the Indians have said: we can not eat petroleumApril 13, 2022 at 6:55 pm #228756April 13, 2022 at 6:55 pm #228757April 13, 2022 at 6:55 pm #228758April 13, 2022 at 6:55 pm #228759April 13, 2022 at 11:36 pm #228766
The carbon-cutting promises made at COP26 would see the world warm by just under 2C this century if all the pledges made by countries are implemented “in full and on time”, temperatures would rise by 1.9-2C.
However, there is far grimmer news on the idea of keeping warming under 1.5C. There is just a 6-10% chance of staying under this key threshold.
A look back at this thread and we see that the pledges are already being broken.April 22, 2022 at 10:09 pm #228938April 23, 2022 at 12:26 am #228942April 23, 2022 at 4:31 am #228949April 25, 2022 at 12:22 am #228968
China increases coal use.
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