Earth Science News  





. Hot air: UN climate talks to create 13,000 tonnes of carbon

The Poznan meeting will add around 13,000 tonnes of CO2 to the Earth's greenhouse effect.
by Staff Writers
Poznan, Poland (AFP) Dec 1, 2008
Staging a global forum on climate change is a dilemma, for it adds to very problem it is trying to solve.

Around 13,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) will add to Earth's greenhouse effect from the December 1-12 meeting of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the UNFCCC said.

That estimate is based on a turnout of 8,000 people, but as of Sunday 10,657 people had registered for the talks.

Poland, which is hosting the meeting, "plans to offset the total emissions resulting from the conference once a final calculation has been made," the UNFCCC said.

Under offsets, anyone emitting carbon can invest in a scheme that mitigates the pollution by the same amount.

Typical projects involve reforestation or transferring cleaner technology to developing countries in order to ease their own emissions of greenhouse gases.

The UNFCCC, based in Bonn, is sending 200 people to the Poznan talks, who are travelling by the most "carbon-friendly means possible," either by train or bus, it said.

The Poznan talks are a stepping stone to a new global treaty on climate change, scheduled to be concluded in Copenhagen in December 2009.

Greenhouses gases are so called because they linger in the atmosphere and trap the heat from the Sun, instead of letting it radiate out into space.

As a result, Earth's surface is slowly warming, inflicting potentially dangerous impacts on its climate system.

Most greenhouse gases come from the burning of oil, coal and gas. Emissions from the Poznan talks come principally from delegate travel and heating and lighting the conference venue.

Share This Article With Planet Earth
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit
YahooMyWebYahooMyWeb GoogleGoogle FacebookFacebook



Related Links
Climate Science News - Modeling, Mitigation Adaptation




Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison

Newsletters :: SpaceDaily Express :: SpaceWar Express :: TerraDaily Express :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News
Bangladesh's climate refugees search for higher ground
Hoaikong, Bangladesh (AFP) Nov 28, 2008
In the mountainous village of Hoaikong in southeastern Bangladesh, villagers are used to welcoming new residents on a weekly basis.

.
Get Our Free Newsletters Via Email
  



  • Southern Austrian villages cut off due to avalanche risk
  • Rats trained to sniff land mines, TB
  • Health issues affect FEMA trailer kids
  • Australia, Indonesia create disaster reduction center

  • Hot air: UN climate talks to create 13,000 tonnes of carbon
  • No friction with Obama at climate talks, says chief delegate
  • Greens go nuts at UN climate talks
  • Climate juggernaut on the horizon, UN talks told

  • Ball Aerospace Completes CDR For Landsat's Operational Land Imager
  • ATK's EO-1 Satellite Far Exceeds Design And Mission Life
  • NASA-USAID Earth Observation System Expands To Africa
  • Raytheon Sensor Designed To Promote Understanding Of Global Warming

  • Analysis: Iran seeks energy industry cash
  • Analysis: Nigeria focuses on security
  • Oil prices climb after China cuts rates
  • Russian Navy to show its flag in the Caribbean Sea

  • Indonesia's vast Papua in the grip of Asia's worst AIDS crisis
  • Study checks toll of S. Africa's AIDS plan
  • Study Of Ancient And Modern Plagues Finds Common Features
  • More funding failing to curb AIDS epidemic in Russia: official

  • UN, zoo group launch 'Year of the Gorilla 2009'
  • Flies May Reveal Evolutionary Step To Live Birth
  • Study shows sea slugs act like plants
  • Solar-Powered Sea Slugs Live Like Plants

  • 'Cancer village' the dark side of Vietnam's industrial boom
  • Vo Quy, father of Vietnam's environmental movement
  • Light Pollution Offers New Global Measure Of Coral Reef Health
  • Analysis: Blue Congress looks greener too

  • Sleep Helps People Learn Complicated Tasks
  • Americans' midsection a weighty issue
  • Parents clasp hands of children in ancient graves
  • Firms scan brain waves to improve ads in Japan

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2007 - SpaceDaily.AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement