13 Nov '11, 8pm

IEA warns: five years to slash emissions or face dangerous climate change via @mongabay

Sober up: world running out of time to keep planet from over-heating (10/24/2011) If governments are to keep the pledge they made in Copenhagen to limit global warming within the 'safe range' of two degrees Celsius, they are running out of time, according to two sobering papers from Nature. One of the studies finds that if the world is to have a 66 percent chance of staying below a rise of two degrees Celsius, greenhouse gas emissions would need to peak in less than a decade and fall quickly thereafter. The other study predicts that pats of Europe, Asia, North Africa and Canada could see a rise beyond two degrees Celsius within just twenty years. Last year's greenhouse gas emissions topple worst-case scenario (11/06/2011) Global greenhouse gas emissions last year exceeded worst-case scenario predictions from just four years before, according to the US Department of Energy ...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1113-hance_iea_report.html

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