As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, scientists have predicted that global carbon dioxide emissions may drop by more than 5 percent in 2020—in what would be the largest fall since the end of the Second World War.
Microsoft CEO announced recently that not only does the company plan to be carbon negative by 2030, but if it succeeds, the move will effectively cancel out its lifetime CO2 emissions by 2050.
Waters off the California coast are acidifying twice as fast as the global average, scientists found, threatening major fisheries and sounding the alarm that the ocean can absorb only so much more of the world’s carbon emissions.
When you consider the full flight, which includes emissions from takeoff, cruise and landing, aircraft emissions are also responsible for around 16,000 premature deaths a year from impaired air quality.
On top of the list are Chevron, Exxon, BP and Shell. These four global businesses are behind more than 10% of the world’s carbon emissions since 1965. Twelve of the 20 companies are state-owned and together they are responsible for 20% of total emissions.
More than half of deforestation is due to production of food and animal feed, such as beef, soy beans and palm oil. Overall, exports account for about a fourth of that deforestation which is connected to food production.
A new study finds we are pumping CO2 into the atmosphere at a rate nine to 10 times higher than the greenhouse gas was emitted during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, a global warming event that occurred 56 million years ago.
Renewable energy capacity has hit record levels and global coal use may have already peaked. But the world's CO2 emissions from fossil fuels increased in 2018, and the trend places global warming targets in jeopardy.
Even the UK and China—economies which are leading the way in terms of reducing carbon intensity—are not doing enough to meet the 2 degree target, the newest report says.
For the first time, researchers have found evidence of tiny particles of carbon, typically created by burning fossil fuels, in placentas.
The global comprehensive tourism footprint is about four times greater than previous estimates, is growing faster than international trade and is already responsible for almost a tenth of global greenhouse emissions.
In Berlin, an effort to cut CO2 emissions is underway with a year-long living lab experiment. 100 households are aiming to cut their carbon footprints 40 percent over the course of this year.