FullName

Dr Richard Somerville


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Scripps Institution of Oceanography- University of California San Diego


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Subject Matter Expert

Dr Richard Somerville sits on the Science and Security Board of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists which recently moved the "Doomsday Clock" to 3 minutes to midnight. 




China burns half of coal consumption worldwide, figures show

04-03-2015

Adam Vaughan

China now burns nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined.

The country's appetite for the carbon-intensive fuel rose by 9% in 2011, to 3.8bn tonnes, meaning it now accounts for 47% of worldwide coal consumption.

Carbon Taxes Make Ireland Even Greener

03-10-2015

Elisabeth Rosenthal

DUBLIN — Over the last three years, with its economy in tatters, Ireland embraced a novel strategy to help reduce its staggering deficit: charging households and businesses for the environmental damage they cause.

Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions by Region, 1990-2011

Submitted by c.bernhardt.14 on Thu, 06/05/2014 - 14:16

“This figure shows carbon dioxide emissions from 1990 to 2011 for different regions of the world. These totals do not include emissions or sinks related to land-use change or forestry. Inclusion of land-use change and forestry would increase the apparent emissions from some regions while decreasing the emissions from others.” – United States Environmental Protection Agency

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Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Sector, 1990-2010

Submitted by c.bernhardt.14 on Thu, 06/05/2014 - 14:01
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https://www.epa.gov/climate-indicators/climate-change-indicators-global-greenhouse-gas-emissions

"This figure shows worldwide greenhouse gas emissions by sector from 1990 to 2010. For consistency, emissions are expressed in million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents. These totals include emissions and sinks due to land-use change and forestry.

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Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Gas, 1990-2010

Submitted by c.bernhardt.14 on Thu, 06/05/2014 - 13:24
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http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/science/indicators/ghg/global-ghg-emissions.html

“This figure shows worldwide emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and several fluorinated gases from 1990 to 2010. For consistency, emissions are expressed in million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents. These totals include emissions and sinks due to land-use change and forestry.” – United States Environmental Protection Agency

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Global Atmospheric Concentrations of Carbon Dioxide Over Time

Submitted by c.bernhardt.14 on Thu, 06/05/2014 - 13:11
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http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/science/indicators/ghg/ghg-concentrations.html

“This figure shows concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from hundreds of thousands of years ago through 2013, measured in parts per million (ppm). The data come from a variety of historical ice core studies and recent air monitoring sites around the world. Each line represents a different data source.” - United States Environmental Protection Agency

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