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IPCC report: electrification of Europe’s economy will be key to decarbonisation

A report published today by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that that urgent and unprecedented measures are required to keep global temperature rises to below 1.5 degrees Celsius. The IPCC warned that there is only twelve years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C. Even half a … Continue reading IPCC report: electrification of Europe’s economy will be key to decarbonisation

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IPCC: Cut carbon emissions to save the world from climate change

Governments can keep climate change in check at manageable costs but will have to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2100 to limit risks of irreversible damage, a U.N. report said on Sunday. The 40-page synthesis, summing up 5,000 pages of work by 800 scientists already published since September 2013, said global warming was … Continue reading IPCC: Cut carbon emissions to save the world from climate change

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Fossil fuels should be ‘phased out by 2100’ says IPCC

That is the central message of a stark new report from the UN-backed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The United Nations’ expert panel on climate science on Saturday finished a report on global warming that the UN’s environment agency said offers ”conclusive evidence” that humans are altering the Earth’s climate system. The document, which combines … Continue reading Fossil fuels should be ‘phased out by 2100’ says IPCC

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IPCC report calls for substantial emission reductions

Shares of low or zero carbon energies including those from wind energy, solar power, hydro and biomass should be increased, and fossil power generation without carbon dioxide capture and storage technology be phased out by the end of this century. Substantial reductions of greenhouse gas are needed in order to limit global temperature increase to … Continue reading IPCC report calls for substantial emission reductions

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IPCC: fossil fuels out, renewables in to tackle global warming

Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in the coming decades is the International Panel for Climate Change’s (IPCC) recommendation in its latest report. This change is “affordable”, says the IPCC: it would knock only 0.06% off expected annual economic growth rates of 1.3%-3%, without quantifying the enormous health benefits of … Continue reading IPCC: fossil fuels out, renewables in to tackle 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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Threat from global warming heightened in latest U.N. report

Global warming poses a growing threat to the health, economic prospects, and food and water sources of billions of people, top scientists said in a report that urges swift action to counter the effects of carbon emissions. The latest report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says the effects of warming are … Continue reading Threat from global warming heightened in latest U.N. report

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IPCC: Humans are to blame for climate change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has confirmed that the human influence on climate change is undeniable and has urged governments to take action. The IPCC’s fifth assessment report, Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis, details projections of climate change based on four scenarios of future greenhouse gas concentrations and aerosols, for a … Continue reading IPCC: Humans are to blame for climate change

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