While many of us are pessimistic about the likelihood that a new global accord on climate change will emerge to replace the Kyoto Protocol (with large emitters like Canada and the United States retreating from the development of national programs), we have many reasons to be optimistic about the potential for urban and regional approaches to succeed.
UK Climate Change Minister unveils UK’s first subsidy-free solar farm
Claire Perry MP, the UK Minister for Climate Change & Industry, will today officially open Anesco’s Clayhill solar farm and energy storage facility, located near Flitwick in Bedfordshire. Clayhill is the first solar farm in the UK to operate without a government subsidy. The 10MW solar farm will generate enough electricity for around 2,500 homes and save 4,452 tonnes of carbon. Steve Shine OBE, Anesco’s Executive Chairman said: “For the solar industry, Clayhill is a landmark development and...
Solving Climate Change next week in Hong Kong! Meet us there and see how Gasmet contributes
The 6th International Conference on Earth Science & Climate Change 2017 will be held in Hong Kong on September 18-19, 2017. The conference covers several topics such as Meteorology, Climate Change and Extreme Weather, Global Warming and Environmental Change and Technologies and Applications of Earth Science, bringing together Professors, Scientists, Professional delegates, Researchers and Students. Gasmet will demonstrate the power of portable FTIR gas analyzers (models DX4040 and DX4015), which represent...
With Changing Climate, Farmers Should Prepare
Climate change may trigger images of polar bears falling off melting ice slabs in the Arctic, but the changes are relevant for Ohio farmers as well. Winters in Ohio are warming quicker than summers are, while summer nighttime lows are increasing faster than daytime highs, said Aaron Wilson, climate specialist for Ohio State University Extension, the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University. Extreme rain events are far more common in Ohio...
Climate change legislation sees huge increase
A growing number of countries are passing laws aimed at ensuring they will keep their promises to cut emissions of greenhouse gases, new research shows. But some still need to do more to give their pledges practical effect under national laws. An analysis by researchers and staff of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the UNFCCC, shows a clear rise in the number of countries introducing legislation to support the nationally determined contributions (NDCs) they have undertaken to make under the Paris...
Climate change promises rough ride for airlines
Keep that seat belt buckled − it could be a bumpy flight. New research predicts that severe clear air turbulence in the stratosphere could increase by 149% because of climate change. That is because global warming, driven in part by the colossal fossil fuel consumption of today’s massive global jetliner fleet, is expected to generate stronger wind shear within the stratospheric jetstreams. Paul Williams, a meteorologist at the University of Reading in the UK, reports in the Advances in Atmospheric...