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Climate Change Performance Index

Northern Europe is the greenest of them all

The Climate Change Performance Index 2015 compares 58 top CO2 emitting nations. Scandinavia is top, Australia a flop. Morocco conquers the top ten.
15 Jan 15, Tim Altegör 0
Climate Change

Scientists issue hands-off warning for fossil fuel reserves

Keeping global warming below the 2 degree level means limiting cumulative carbon emissions to 1,100 gigatonnes till 2050. But a new study says that might prove illusory as the emissions contained in present day estimates of global fossil fuel reserves are around three times higher than this.
14 Jan 15, Isaac Bah 0
IPCC report

Climate or coal?

The world must act quickly to reduce its CO2 emissions – or face major catastrophe. But politicians are failing to ensure that fossil fuels are systematically replaced by renewables.
15 Dec 14, Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann 0
Future energy supply

A brief sociology of the switch to renewables

Electricity is having an ever-greater impact on our daily lives. We discuss the fears and myths that are accompanying the transformation of Germany’s energy system.
28 May 14, Joachim Nitsch* and Uwe Pfenning** 1
Desertec project

A mirage in the desert?

Large European companies were planning to invest hundreds of billions of euros in transporting solar energy from North Africa to Europe as part of the Desertec initiative. But now there is disagreement as to what strategic direction the project should take. Could this be the end of the road?
28 May 14, Jörn Iken 0
Air pollution

Smog fuels storms

Heavy air pollution in large Asian cities will do long-term damage to the climate. A more immediate problem, however, is that the dirt seems to be exacerbating storms over the Pacific Ocean a new research has found.
30 Apr 14, Sascha Rentzing 0

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An undeniable truth - The reality of climate change

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