Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Bicycle Taxi In Paris

 What is the Status of National Processes to Define post-2020 Emission Reduction Targets? Last week, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the so-called ‘Climate Change 2014 Synthesis Report’ of its fifth scientific climate assessment since 1990 thereby updating its 2007 climate assessment (Breaking Energy IPCC coverage here). You guessed right – according… Keep reading →

Report Blames Human Activity For Global Warming

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released what it calls the Synthesis Report on Sunday, which incorporates findings from the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report produced by over 800 scientists and released over the past 13 months. The latest report confirms the serious risks that climate change poses, indicates climate change impacts are already occurring… Keep reading →

Libya To Send Apology To United Nations

To stave off temperature increases that could pose immense risk, more forceful action is needed to trim anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions – beginning now – according to the latest in a series of new reports from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The report says the required remaking of the global energy picture can… Keep reading →

Report Blames Human Activity For Global Warming

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change today released its latest report on the current state of global warming, the risks it poses and mitigation efforts. The prognosis is negative, as the following list of key risks laid out in the report describes. “The key risks that follow, all of which are identified with high confidence,… Keep reading →

Greenland:  A Laboratory For The Symptoms Of Global Warming

The latest U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report published on Sept. 27 paints a grave message about the planet’s carbon budget and things are not looking good from a climate change mitigation perspective. Arresting global temperature increases in order to prevent potential catastrophe means countries cannot burn all their fossil fuel resources, according… Keep reading →

Lookalikes Participate In The European Elvis Championships

What’s more likely: that man-made climate change is not happening, or that Elvis is still alive? The first installment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change‘s newest comprehensive assessment of the physical science basis of climate change is due out this Friday. “This will be the most authoritative consensus on the science of climate change to… Keep reading →

Exxon Mobile CEO and Chairman Rex Tiller

ExxonMobil Chief Executive Rex Tillerson acknowledged the risks posed by climate change at the company’s annual meeting on May 29, but he stressed that the real-world consequences of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels remain unknown. “We view climate change as a serious issue, it does present serious risk,” Tillerson told shareholders. But he cast doubt… Keep reading →

Natural gas used for power generation emits about half as many greenhouse gases as coal during its production, distribution and use, environmental research organization Worldwatch Institute said.

The group’s report is the latest contribution to a burgeoning debate on the environmental advantages of natural gas. Keep reading →