Tagged: targets

Doctors orders: NZ ’must rapidly halve its greenhouse emissions’ - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 09, 2009

In a hard-hitting article in today’s New Zealand Medical Journal, a group of senior health professionals call for NZ to halve its greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. The spokesperson for the recently formed Climate and Health Group, Dr Alex Hamilton says: Climate change has been described as the biggest global health threat of the 21st century, [...] … Read More

US should aim for 80% by 2020 - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Sep 22, 2009

Renowned American environmentalist Lester Brown offers measured optimism in an article published in the Washington Post on Sunday. He claims a surprisingly dramatic 9 percent drop in US carbon emissions over the past two years and the promise of further huge reductions.  Part of this decline, he acknowledges, was caused by the recession and higher [...] … Read More

What cap and converge means with a realistic 2050 emissions target - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 22, 2009

This New Scientist video is a superb illustration of the tough emissions targets the world needs to be thinking about. More details in the NS story here. The basic premise is that if we take a 2ºC target seriously, then we have to limit our total emissions to 2050 to about 750 billion tonnes of [...] … Read More