Chinese emissions are 20% higher than expected

Two different news regarding China hit the twitterverse on the same day last week. First, the bad one : The People’s Republic’s greenhouse gases emissions may have been underestimated by as much as 20 percent. This huge difference – as much as the annual emissions of Japan, or 1.4 Gt of CO2 –  can be explained… Continue reading Chinese emissions are 20% higher than expected

Solving climate change isn’t expensive

Do you remember the Stern Report on climate change ? Back to 2008, it became famous for noting that inaction would cost a fifth of Mankind’s wealth and that solving climate change would cost only ONE percent. Now, the Committee on Climate Change  corroborates the findings by stating that the United Kingdom could slash its… Continue reading Solving climate change isn’t expensive

Al Gore’s new campaign : Climate Reality

Al Gore certainly contributed to my involvement in cleantech and climate change mitigation. So when he is launching a new campaign – called The Climate Reality Project – I believe this deserves some mention here. Furthermore, I am amazed on how little attention this got. There were only 1,520 people who watched the video on… Continue reading Al Gore’s new campaign : Climate Reality

UNEP’s 30 ways in 30 days

From today, a month out from the start of the UN Climate Convention meeting in Cancun, Mexico, UNEP will release online case studies to show that solutions to climate change are available and can be copied and scaled up around the world. UNEP’s aim is to show that across the world, in myriad ways, from… Continue reading UNEP’s 30 ways in 30 days

Fighting climate change makes financial sense

Some believe that with the current economic crises we can’t afford to spend extra money on climate change mitigation or on the protection of the environment. However various recent studies show exactly the opposite. In today’s article will see how and why this is possible. This occurs just a few days after I wrote on… Continue reading Fighting climate change makes financial sense

Time to focus on 350

Since this is my 350th post on elrst.com, I thought it is the perfect timing to focus on the global initiative due to mitigate climate change called 350. This number refers to the amount of carbon dioxide parts per million (PPM) we shouldn’t go over. We are currently at 387 but it is still time… Continue reading Time to focus on 350