Environmental and GlobalWarming Awareness2007 News:
Danish Enviromental news
The Danish EPA environmental website gives approach to short data on international environmental problems relating to subsequent mood changes resulting from the increasing nursery gasoline consequence - essentially caused by anthropogenic emissions of CO2, methane, nitrous oxide etc.
Problems related to environment difference are really extensive and really complicated. Therefore, the resolution to the problems can simply be establish in globalwarming awareness2007 cooperation and on the ground of global rule.
The links below gives approach to the important global players, concepts and institutions presented by the UN Climate Convention (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol (IPCC) For Denmark the EU Burden Sharing Agreement is significant, providing the ground for the Danish enviroment policy. The objective is to attain a median 21 134521488ecrease of emissions of nursery gases in the years 2008-2012 compared to the 1990 degree.
Read the EU Green Paper on nursery emissions trading.
GLOBAL WARMING more political than scientific.
A Danish scientist - Professor Bjarne Andresen - said the idea of a global temperature and global warming is more political than scientific.
University of Copenhagen Professor Bjarne Andresen has analyzed the topic in collaboration with Canadian Professors Christopher Essex from the University of Western Ontario and Ross McKitrick of the University of Guelph.
It is impossible to talk about a single temperature for something as complicated as the climate of Earth, said Andresen, an expert on thermodynamics. A temperature can be defined only for a homogeneous system. Furthermore, the climate is not governed by a single temperature. Rather, differences of temperatures drive the processes and create the storms, sea currents, thunder, etc. which make up the climate.
It is generally assumed the Earths atmosphere and oceans have grown warmer during the recent 50 years because of an upward trend in the so-called global temperature, which is the result of complex calculations and averaging of air temperature measurements taken around the world.
He says the currently used method of determining the global temperature -- and any conclusion drawn from it -- is more political than scientific.
The argument is presented in the Journal of Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics.
United Press International 2007
UNFCCC Executive Secretary calls for speedy and decisive international action on climate change
(Paris, 2 February 2007) - Against the background of the most conclusive scientific evidence to date that the warming of the climate system is unequivocal and accelerating, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Yvo de Boer, today called for speedy and decisive international action to combat the phenomenon.
According to a report released by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Friday, the world faces an average temperature rise of around 3°C this century, if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise at their current pace and are allowed to double from their pre-industrial level.
"The findings, which governments have agreed upon, leave no doubt as to the dangers mankind is facing and must be acted upon without delay. Any notion that we do not know enough to move decisively against climate change has been clearly dispelled," Mr. de Boer said.
The new report says that warming during the last 100 years was 0.74 °C, with most of the warming occurring during the past 50 years. The warming per decade for the next 20 years is projected to be 0.2 °C per decade.
"It is politically significant that all the governments have agreed to the conclusions of the scientists, making this assessment a solid foundation for sound decision making," Mr. de Boer said.
The United Nations' top climate change official called on governments to provide the necessary leadership and to move negotiations under the auspices of the UN forward.
"The world urgently needs new international investment stronger emission caps for industrialized countries, incentives for developing countries to limit their emissions, and support for robust adaptation measures," he said.
According to the Stern review issued last year by the UK government, an average temperature rise of 3°C would translate into severe water shortages and lower crop yields around the world, with climate change already causing setbacks to economic and social progress in developing countries. Higher Taxes.
An assessment by the IPCC of the impacts of climate change will be released in early April.
The UNFCCC Executive Secretary called for a step change in negotiations and warned against resignation in the face of the problem.
"The good news is that the worst predictions of the IPCC are based on scenarios which do not take into account action to combat climate change now or in the future. Both the policies and technologies to prevent such consequences are available and putting them in place is precisely what the Climate Convention and the Kyoto Protocol are designed to do."
Mr. de Boer called on countries to overcome their inhibitions to acting against climate change on economic grounds.
"The Stern Review not only points to effects of unabated climate change such as premature deaths due to rising temperatures. It clearly shows us that the economic costs of inaction - for example, permanent displacement of millions of people - will be much higher than the cost of action," he said.
The IPCC will complete its assessments of the impacts of climate change and of available preventive measures within the next four months and inform of the findings at the next UNFCCC talks and negotiations scheduled for May 2007 in Bonn.
A synthesis of all three reports will be presented approximately one month before this year's United Nations Climate Change Conference in December.
The UNFCCC Executive Secretary said he believed it was possible to build on the success of the Kyoto Protocol in using market-based approaches to reduce the cost of action on climate change.
The Kyoto Protocol presently requires 35 industrialized countries and the European Community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 5% below 1990 levels in its first commitment period between 2008 and 2012.
"Any future agreement, which will require global participation, should recognize that industrialized countries need to continue to take the lead in reducing emissions and be prepared to undertake emission reductions on the order of 60 to 80% by 2050," said Mr. de Boer.
"This is the target that must be achieved in order to stabilize concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere at a level which prevents the worst consequences," he added.
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Highlights from State of the Union speech by President George Bush
January 24 2007 | 04:15 GMT+1
President George Bush had goals to improve environment and fossil fuel dependence
- Goal is to promote energy independence for our country, while dramatically improving the environment
- Comprehensive energy plan to promote energy efficiency and conservation, to develop cleaner technology, and to produce more energy at home.
- Clear Skies legislation that mandates a 70-percent cut in air pollution from power plants over the next 15 years.
- I ask you to take a crucial step and protect our environment in ways that generations before us could not have imagined.
- Tonight I'm proposing $1.2 billion in research funding so that America can lead the world in developing clean, hydrogen-powered automobiles.
- A single chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen generates energy, which can be used to power a car -- producing only water, not exhaust fumes. With a new national commitment, our scientists and engineers will overcome obstacles to taking these cars from laboratory to showroom, so that the first car driven by a child born today could be powered by hydrogen, and pollution-free.
- Join me in this important innovation to make our air significantly cleaner, and our country much less dependent on foreign sources of energy.
- President Bush asked the U.S. Congress on to set a goal of reducing American gasoline consumption by 20 percent over 10 years, mostly through a nearly five-fold increase in use of home-grown fuels like ethanol by 2017
Denmark - Government seminar:
January 18-19 2007
New energy plan for Denmark towards year 2025: Prime minister states: No duty rate on hydrogen driven cars in the future .
The Danish government will advance the spread of the environmental safer cars, by removing the fees that are set on today's fossil fuelled cars.
Denmark is aiming at large reductions of the fossil fuel by at least 15% without compromising the normal economical growth. The goal in the future is to be totally independent of the fossil fuels like oil, coal and natural gas.
Prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen states:
"The supplies on fossil fuels will be depleted in the future, therefore we have to be ready to supply our selves. This is an ambitious goal, that underlines the leading position Denmark has today as the leading country on the energy subject".
Allocation of funds will be doubled from the year 2010 to around 134 million Euros a year. The money is to be spent on research in bio fuels, hydrogen, fuel cells or wind energy.
The Danish government will every 4 year re-evaluate the strategy as the technology advancement increases.
Flemming Hansen (K) Energy minister in Denmark states: "One of the Governments goals is not to have an increase in the collected energy consumption towards year 2025.
The plan is ambitious and thought through. It will reduce our dependence of oil, coal and gas by at least 15%. Parallel with our renewable energy will rise with 30% and give room for more economical growth in our society"