Upstream Oil and Gas Emissions Shot up 7% in 2017

Oil & Gas UK says this makes up around 3% of the country’s entire greenhouse gas emissions. Total emissions from upstream oil and gas operations in the UK increased by 7% to 15.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2017. That’s according to new statistics released by Oil & …

Climate Change Hits the UK: Summers Could Be 5.4°C Hotter by 2070

Summers in the UK could be up to 5.4°C warmer by 2070, according to new data published by the Met Office. It warns of significant temperature rises in the coming decades in its “most comprehensive picture yet” of how climate could change over the next century. The UK Climate Projections …

Solar Geoengineering Could Be ‘Remarkably Inexpensive’ – Report

Cooling the Earth by injecting sun-blocking particles into the stratosphere could be “remarkably inexpensive”, according to the most detailed engineering analysis to date. The fear of a rogue nation or military force unilaterally taking control of the global climate is unfounded, the researchers added, as the many thousands of high-altitude …

Spain Targets 100% Renewable Electricity by 2050

Spain has set out ambitious plans to switch to 100% renewable electricity by 2050. Under the proposals, the government aims to install at least 3GW of wind and solar power capacity every year over the next 10 years. The news comes after the government recently recently scrapped the 7% solar …

Ozone Layer Finally Healing After Damage Caused by Aerosols, UN Says

The ozone layer is showing signs of continuing recovery from man-made damage and is likely to heal fully by 2060, new evidence shows. The measures taken to repair the damage will also have an important beneficial effect on climate change, as some of the gases that caused the ozone layer …

The Oceans Absorb Even More Heat Than We’ve Thought and That’s Bad News

Two thirds of the planet is covered in water and so no surprisingly oceans have an inordinate effect on the Earth’s climate. They absorb vast amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere and regulate global temperatures. But here comes bad news, courtesy of scientists in the United States who have just …

‘Only 16 Countries’ Emissions Targets Match Their Paris Agreement Pledges’

A new study shows these nations’ domestic policies do not live up to their nationally determined contributions. Only 16 countries have domestic greenhouse gas reduction targets clearly matching their Paris Agreement commitments. That’s according to a new analysis from the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the …