Carbon capture and storage may be a critical part of the equation
While energy production is the main focus of greenhouse reduction efforts, heavy industry also needs to be considered, according to new research showing that mitigation strategies are needed to address CO2 emissions from heavy industry, including oil refining and the production of cement and steel.
Study finds reducing emissions is the best way to slow global warming
FRISCO — In case anyone was thinking that humanity can engineer its way out of the global warming crisis, a new study by scientists with UCLA and other universities has found that the only thing that will really work is a significant reduction greenhouse gas emissions.
‘Essentially, we would be leaving the world as we know it … ‘
By Summit Voice
FRISCO — Global warming is likely to radically transform more than 80 percent of the Earth’s ice-free landscapes by the end of the century. boreal forests will be transformed into temperate savannas, trees will grow in the Arctic tundra and some of the world’s rainforests will disappear, according to a new study from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.
“Essentially, we would be leaving the world as we know it,” said PIK scientist Sebastian Ostberg, describing the findings of a study published their results in Earth System Dynamics, an open access journal of the European Geosciences Union.
The researchers said “nearly no area of the world is free” from the risk of climate change transforming landscapes substantially, unless mitigation limits warming to around 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels.
Frequency of wildfires expected to double by mid-century
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — This past summer’s drought and destructive wildfires in Colorado showed how just a short period of hot, dry weather intensifies fire conditions, and there’s more and more research suggesting that global warming will make things worse in the next few decades.
In one of the most recent studies, NASA scientists reported this week that wildfire activity is likely to increase significantly by the middle of the century, putting natural resources and human developments at even greater risk.