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Carbon trading: saving the environment by monetising it?

... that part of the earth's surface.'' The story ran in the Monthly Weather Review... in November 1922. Since those days we learnt a lot about the environment, started using the term anthropogenic climate change, and increased the total measured yearly CO2 emission s tenfold – from 3100 Mt to 32,000 Mt. Carbon dioxide and global warming The scientific community has walked its own climate change road: from disbelief and scepticism to heated arguments and finally consensus. By now 97% of climate ...

11.02.2016

Should Russia do more about climate change?

... applauded Russia's progress, one could not shake off the impression that his population simply did not know or care enough about the issue. Russia and climate change: nothing to do with me approach Russia is the fifth largest emitter of CO2 after China, United States, European Union and India. It is one of the biggest producers of fossil fuel and has vast areas of carbon sinks (forests which absorb CO2). Though Russia obviously holds a huge stake in climate change it played only a minor ...

25.01.2016

Green Revolution needed

Stage lights have been switched off, the treaty has been signed and the last delegation has just left Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris. The agreement has been called historical. And now it’s time to wonder: what’s next? Whether governments will be willing to commit on this treaty or not, it will be clear in a few years. And now what? According to the Financial Times, for instance, the British government doesn’t seem too concerned about the climate deal. Since this agreement has...

22.12.2015

On the Red Path

... contest. For example the European Union has decided to lower its emission by 40%, within 2030, referring to the 1990 level. The US has passed from 17% to 28% for the same period, while China has declared to put a cap on them by 2030. And observing the CO2 emission of these last two countries, we can actually see how pivotal their commitments are. According to the data collected by the Edgar research center, and shown in the table below, China is the biggest polluter, closely followed by the United ...

04.12.2015

Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
 
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