Tag Archives: climate change

Greenhouse Gas Increases Are Leading to a Faster Rate of Global Warming

This post is an overview of the Vital Signs Online report available for purchase. Click here for a preview of the full report by guest contributor Joel Stronberg.
According to the most recent estimates, 2014 emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), the main contributor to global climate change, are projected to be 2.5 percent higher … Continue Reading ››

Seven Climate Change Impacts That Are Altering Our Planet Now

The year 2014 is set to go down as one of the most important years yet in the battle against climate change because of strong international momentum. This was highlighted most recently by the United Nations Climate Leaders’ Summit, and will be on the minds of delegates during the upcoming annual round of UN climate … Continue Reading ››

China on Full-throttle Toward a Nationwide Carbon Market

At the recent United Nations Climate Summit on September 23, China’s Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli laid out the nation’s future climate plan. The strategy includes: 1) reiterating China’s commitment to reducing carbon intensity (emissions per unit of GDP) by 40–45 percent by 2020 from the 2005 level; 2) promising to set post-2020 actions soon, … Continue Reading ››

China Takes Greater Steps to Reduce Climate-Altering Emissions

zhengzhou-216134 In the first half of 2014, energy intensity in China declined 4.2 percent, and the carbon intensity of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) fell 5 percent, compared with the same period in 2013. These are among China’s biggest “green” achievements since 2011, the first year … Continue Reading ››

Family Planning and Environmental Sustainability Assessment Aims to Shed Light on Pop-Environment Link

This blog post is reposted on our blog with permission from the New Security Beat As global environmental change accelerates, understanding how population dynamics affect the environment is more important than ever. It seems obvious that human-caused climate change has at least something to do with the quadrupling of world population over … Continue Reading ››