Carbon intensity has to fall 6.2% each year to halt global warming. It’s falling 0.9%…Note that Australia has made the biggest decarbonization gains in recent years, with its carbon intensity declining 4.6 percent since 2008, thanks in part to a big drop in electricity use and a
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Link: South Korea goes it alone with the world’s most aggressive carbon market With a belligerent, nuclear-armed neighbor led by a messianic millennial on its border, you’d think that reducing greenhouse gas emissions would rank low on South Korea’s to-do list. Yet the country plans
Link: Your 2012 climate change scorecard | Grist • The United Nations did nothing. Fifty thousand people met in Rio; who-knows-how-many traveled to Qatar. And that all resulted in a vague promise to maybe do something in 2013. The U.N.’s ability to mandate change is
Link: Is nuclear power necessary for solving climate change? | Environment | guardian.co.uk One thing that’s clear is that decarbonising electric power will be critical for solving climate change. Even assuming big gains in efficiency, the world will need about twice as much electricity in
Link: The End of Global Warming: Noah Smith – The Atlantic – fracking as bridge fuel? “Step 1 is to embrace natural gas as a “bridge” fuel, limiting the risks from fracking and helping China and other developing countries to switch from coal to gas.
Post found on Glen Hiemstra’s Futurist.com: “I am working on a book with Dennis Walsh on the future of cities. We’ll have that done by the end of summer. In the meantime, txchnologist.com continues its series on future cities, and recently interviewed me, among others.