Air & Climate Newsletter
April 23, 2009

This Week�s Featured News Stories
UK unveils world`s first carbon budget
Chancellor Alistair Darling has unveiled the world`s first carbon budget, pledging to slash UK emissions 34 per cent on 1990 levels by 2020 and announcing billions of pounds in fresh clean tech investment to help ensure the new target is met. Darling hailed the new legally binding targets as a `landmark step`, promising that they would provide businesses with the certainty they need to justify investment in low carbon technologies and help create hundreds of thousands of high value jobs. The proposals were broadly welcomed by green businesses and environmental groups, but there was also concern ...
March 2009: 10th warmest on record for global temperatures
The combined global land and ocean surface average temperature for March 2009 was the 10th warmest since records began in 1880, according to an analysis by NOAA�s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. The analyses in NCDC�s global reports are based on preliminary data, which are subject to revision.  Additional quality control is applied to the data when late reports are received several weeks after the end of the month and as increased scientific methods improve NCDC�s processing algorithms. Temperature Highlights  The combined global land and ocean surface temperature ...
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