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Global warming will weaken wind power, study predicts

Wind farms are key to tackling climate change but warming will significantly cut the power of the wind across northern mid-latitudes, including the US, the UK and the Mediterranean, according to new research. However, some places, including eastern Australia, will see winds pick up. The research is the first global study to project the impact … Continue reading Global warming will weaken wind power, study predicts

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World CO2 emissions stall in 2014, Rising use of renewable energy, particularly in China, helped keep emissions in check

Global energy emissions stayed stable last year even though the economy grew, according to data released Friday that could boost chances for a landmark climate accord later this year. The rising use of renewable energy, particularly in China, played a role in keeping emissions from the energy sector to 32.3 billion tons of carbon dioxide … Continue reading World CO2 emissions stall in 2014, Rising use of renewable energy, particularly in China, helped keep emissions in check

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Natural Gas Alone Can’t Solve Global Warming

President Obama says we can use natural gas to help solve the climate crisis. Multiple scientists say otherwise. The arguments have been made over and over again. Yes, natural gas burns much cleaner than coal and diesel, but there is such a high rate of methane leakage from natural gas operations that, in some cases, … Continue reading Natural Gas Alone Can’t Solve Global Warming

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UN panel: We can still slow global warming

But how do we actually stop global warming — or at least slow it down? That’s the subject of a big new report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The topic this time is “mitigation” — how humanity could stop producing so many of the greenhouse gases. The upshot: Global greenhouse-gas emissions from … Continue reading UN panel: We can still slow global warming

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