Archive for June, 2011
An irreversible climate “tipping point” could occur within the next 20 years as a result of the release of huge quantities of organic carbon locked away as frozen plant matter in the vast permafrost region of the Arctic, scientists have found.Billions of tons of frozen leaves and roots that have lain undisturbed for thousands of [...]
Posted: June 4th, 2011 under Climate Change, Climate Politics, Tipping Points, World News.
Tags: #BREAKING NEWS, catastrophic climate change, Climate Change, global warming, methane, permafrost, Siberia, Tipping Points
Greenhouse gas emissions increased by a record amount last year, to the highest carbon output in history, putting hopes of holding global warming to safe levels all but out of reach, according to unpublished estimates from the International Energy Agency. The shock rise means the goal of preventing a temperature rise of more than 2 [...]
Posted: June 4th, 2011 under Climate Change, Climate Politics, General, World News.
Tags: #BREAKING NEWS, catastrophic climate change, China, Climate Change, climate change emissions reductions, CO2 levels, Coal Fired Power Stations, emissions reductions, global warming, greenhouse emissions, science, Tipping Points, World News