Tagged: carbon dioxide

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2016 was the hottest year ever recorded

The world has just witnessed the hottest year on record, surpassing the exceptionally high temperatures of 2015, the United Nations weather agency reported. Weather-related events are now forcibly displacing more people than conflict and...

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CO2 record ushers in new era

The global increase in carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere to 400 ppm has ushered in a new climate area, concluded scientists from the UN’s weather agency. As Elke Bunge reports, carbon dioxide remains...

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CO2 red line is crossed

This September has set a new, tragic record for carbon dioxide levels. Change hardly seems possible in the face of such permanently high levels, especially as other negative records are piling up. Elke Bunge...

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Bad news for biofuels

A new study from the University of Michigan has found that biofuels increase, rather than decrease, carbon dioxide emissions. The findings challenge the widely held assumption that ethanol, biodiesel and other biofuels are inherently...