Tagged: Climate change

350 new species discovered in Eastern Himalayas 0

350 new species discovered in Eastern Himalayas

We have seen it before, biodiversity is impressively rich in places where Mankind isn’t too much present. Indeed, the WWF wrote in December 2008 that the Greater Mekong is a biodiversity treasure. Now the...

China is getting ready for Copenhagen 0

China is getting ready for Copenhagen

China has been asking developed countries to commit themselves to cut by 40 percent their greenhouse gases emissions by 2020 at the Copenhagen talks in December. We have seen previously that such targets are...

Latest news from the Arctic 0

Latest news from the Arctic

It has been a while I haven’t written anything on the Arctic. According to Bloomberg: “A Manhattan-sized chunk of ice may break away from a glacier in northwestern Greenland and fall into the sea...

The UK Low Carbon Transition Plan 1

The UK Low Carbon Transition Plan

The United Kingdom may soon become a climate change model for Europe and other developed nations as it plans to cut by 34 percent its greenhouse gases emissions by 2020 from 1990 levels. Yes,...

Russia at risk from climate change 1

Russia at risk from climate change

In two days I found in my RSS feeds two articles on Russia. The first one is about a study from the World Bank stating that this large country is seriously at risk because...

Can we clean up coal ? Is it worth the hassle ? 1

Can we clean up coal ? Is it worth the hassle ?

To a study from the Massachussets Institute of Technology : “There is today no credible pathway towards stringent GHG stabilization targets without CO2 emissions reduction for existing coal power plants.” To me retrofitting coal-fired...