carbon emissions

Interactive Chart Explores World’s Top 10 Greenhouse Gas-Emitting Countries

Interactive Chart Explores World’s Top 10 Greenhouse Gas-Emitting Countries

By Johannes Friedrich, Mengpin Ge and Andrew Pickens A lot has happened since countries met in Paris in 2015 and agreed on an accord to combat climate change. So far, more than 140 countries have ratified or otherwise joined the Paris agreement, representing more than 80 percent of global emissions. Several major economies, including Canada, […]

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    Methane Emissions Blow Past Current Estimates

    Methane Emissions Blow Past Current Estimates

    Methane emissions from the global fossil fuel industry are up to 60 percent greater than existing estimates, according to a new comprehensive analysis of global methane emissions. Map showing global methane concentrations in January 2016 at a pressure of 400 hectopascals, or roughly 6km above the surface. Concentrations are higher in the northern hemisphere because […]

    4 Reasons the Paris Agreement Won’t Solve Climate Change

    4 Reasons the Paris Agreement Won’t Solve Climate Change

    Many hail the Paris agreement—set to cross the threshold this week to come into effect—as a panacea for global climate change. Yet tragically, this perspective neglects to take into account the scientific reality of our climate system, which tells a much different story. Our latest research, Young People’s Burden: Requirement of Negative CO2 Emissions, appeared […]

    Which Is Worse for the Planet: Beef or Cars?

    Which Is Worse for the Planet: Beef or Cars?

    By Jordyn Cormier Cars are often used as the golden standard of environmental destruction. We know that our driving is hurtful to the environment. But, what about a burger? We don’t instinctually associate meat consumption with climate change, but does the dark side of the meat industry give cars a run for their money? Which […]

    Customers Call Out United Airlines Over Climate Greenwashing

    Customers Call Out United Airlines Over Climate Greenwashing

    Kevin Grandia Some of United Airline’s most valuable and loyal customers are calling out the company yesterday over its prolonged fight to stop new regulations aimed at reducing global climate pollution emissions from the airline industry. And these aren’t your everyday frequent fliers we’re talking about, twenty are members of United’s Global Services flyer program—a privilege bestowed by invite […]