Navigation Links
Links in the chain: Global carbon emissions and consumption
Date:10/17/2011

Washington, D.C. It is difficult to measure accurately each nation's contribution of carbon dioxide to the Earth's atmosphere. Carbon is extracted out of the ground as coal, gas, and oil, and these fuels are often exported to other countries where they are burned to generate the energy that is used to make products. In turn, these products may be traded to still other countries where they are consumed. A team led by Carnegie's Steven Davis, and including Ken Caldeira, tracked and quantified this supply chain of global carbon dioxide emissions. Their work will be published online by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences during the week of October 17.

Traditionally, the carbon dioxide emitted by burning fossil fuels is attributed to the country where the fuels were burned. But until now, there has not yet been a full accounting of emissions taking into consideration the entire supply chain, from where fuels originate all the way to where products made using the fuels are ultimately consumed.

"Policies seeking to regulate emissions will affect not only the parties burning fuels but also those who extract fuels and consume products. No emissions exist in isolation, and everyone along the supply chain benefits from carbon-based fuels," Davis said.

He and Caldeira, along with Glen Peters from the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research in Oslo, Norway, based their analysis on fossil energy resources of coal, oil, natural gas, and secondary fuels traded among 58 industrial sectors and 112 countries in 2004.

They found that fossil resources are highly concentrated and that the majority of fuel that is exported winds up in developed countries. Most of the countries that import a lot of fossil fuels also tend to import a lot of products. China is a notable exception to this trend.

Davis and Caldeira say that their results show that enacting carbon pricing mechanisms at the point of extr
'/>"/>

Contact: Steven Davis
sjdavis@carnegie.stanford.edu
650-704-5975
Carnegie Institution
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. New research links common RNA modification to obesity
2. MU study links inactivity with risk factors for Type 2 diabetes
3. Research links telomere length to emphysema risk
4. Large human study links phthalates, BPA and thyroid hormone levels
5. UGA scientists discover missing links in the biology of cloud formation over the oceans
6. Food forensics: DNA links habitat quality to bat diet
7. Research links 29 genome regions with common form of inflammatory bowel disease
8. Study of nutrition, Alzheimers links hampered by research approach
9. Gene links to anorexia found by Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia researchers
10. Research links damaged organs to change in biochemical wave patterns
11. Budding research links climate change and earlier flowering plants
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2015)... BURNABY, Canada , April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... projects, growing security concerns, and technological advancement to ... Arabia until 2020   ... " Saudi Arabia Biometric Systems Market Forecast &  Opportunities, 2020 ", biometric ... is projected to register growth at CAGR ...
(Date:4/14/2015)... OXFORD, Conn. , April 14, 2015 ... "Company"), a biometric authentication company focused on the growing ... has been nominated for the 2015 New York Design ... The Design100, New York City Design Awards are ... are based on over 2,500 ratings from the marketplace, ...
(Date:4/13/2015)... 13, 2015  higi, a leading cloud-based consumer engagement ... fully engage with their communities around health and wellness, ... and secure API.  ... accessible, affordable, and convenient vehicle to receive validated health ... The API will allow higi,s trusted partners, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Saudi Arabia Biometric Systems Market to Grow at 22% Through 2020, Says TechSci Research 2Saudi Arabia Biometric Systems Market to Grow at 22% Through 2020, Says TechSci Research 3NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Nominated for 2015 New York Design Awards in 'Product Design- Technology' 2NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Nominated for 2015 New York Design Awards in 'Product Design- Technology' 3higi Launches Seamless Access to HIPAA-Compliant Health Outcomes and Activity Data 2higi Launches Seamless Access to HIPAA-Compliant Health Outcomes and Activity Data 3
... been found in male cichlid fish that evolved to lure ... the females mouths. A study in the online open access ... egg-like markings on the fins of cichlid fishes and uncovers ... the success of the fishes, exotic oral mating behaviour. ...
... TORONTO, ON Researchers are closer to understanding why ... they look, behave, think, and fight off disease, despite ... Innovative research from the University of Torontos ... new explanations for these glaring differences. In comparing brain ...
... The first State of the Carbon Cycle Report for North ... Science Program, finds the continents carbon budget increasingly overwhelmed by ... tons of carbon into the atmosphere each year, mostly as ... may remove up to half this amount, but these current ...
Cached Biology News:University of Toronto finds humans and chimps differ at level of gene splicing 2First-ever 'State of the Carbon Cycle Report' finds troubling imbalance 2
(Date:4/30/2015)...   Tamir Biotechnology , a leading developer of ... Ebola antiviral therapy program. Clinical Progress ... being evaluated and considered by a number of clinicians ... the first quarter of 2015, the company participated in ... Evaluation of Potential Treatments and Vaccines For Ebola In ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... /PRNewswire/ - BioAmber Inc. (NYSE: BIOA ), an ... has commenced an underwritten public offering of its common ... a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional ... in the public offering. The offering is subject to ... to whether or when the offering may be completed, ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... ALEXANDRIA, Va. , April 30, 2015 ... provides senior debt to life sciences and healthcare services ... senior secured term loan agreement with Celula, Inc., a ... diagnosing major diseases, enabling better patient care and improved ... continue the development and expand the commercialization of its ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... April 30, 2015 Biodata, producer ... with integrated protocols and specimen management systems, and ... and consulting services for life science research, announce ... Labguru’s newest feature: chemical structure and reaction support. ... for biologists, bio-chemists, and more, the integration of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Tamir Biotechnology Provides Update on TMR004 Development Against Mutating Ebola 2Tamir Biotechnology Provides Update on TMR004 Development Against Mutating Ebola 3Tamir Biotechnology Provides Update on TMR004 Development Against Mutating Ebola 4BioAmber Inc. Announces Public Offering Of Common Stock 2BioAmber Inc. Announces Public Offering Of Common Stock 3Oxford Finance Provides $10 Million Debt Financing to Celula 2Labguru Integrates ChemAxon's Marvin JS, to Enhance Functionality for Chemists 2
... Company Provides Revised Timing on Interim Celgosivir Viral Kinetics Study ... ... DIEGO, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MIGENIX Inc.,(TSX: MGI; OTC: MGIFF), a clinical-stage ... & Renshaw 9th Annual,Healthcare Conference being held at the New York Palace ...
... Corporation,an orthopedic implants company focused on silicon nitride ... Drug Administration,has granted 510(k) marketing clearance to Amedica,s ... system combines features aimed at making,cervical fixation procedures ... is intended for anterior screw fixation at,the C2 ...
... on high tech development, opportunities for business growth, ... report shows Ohio,colleges and universities increased academic research ... more money than ever into high,technology R&D sectors ... support for high tech research, development and,commercialization, especially ...
Cached Biology Technology:MIGENIX to Present at the Acumen BioFin Rodman & Renshaw 9th Annual Healthcare Conference 2MIGENIX to Present at the Acumen BioFin Rodman & Renshaw 9th Annual Healthcare Conference 3Ohio Academic Institutions Increase Research and Development Investments 2Ohio Academic Institutions Increase Research and Development Investments 3
... is a high-quality four-place microplate shaker with ... speed is adjustable from 100 to 1350 ... a small orbit ensure effective shaking for ... quick and easy to set for 0 ...
... Ascent FL is equipped ... luminometric measurement technologies that ... of advanced features of ... Ascent. Fluoroskan Ascent FL ...
Rabbit polyclonal to STUB1 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 10273 SwissProtID: Q9UNE7...
... stainless steel rack holders ... mechanism that permits selection ... angles, and "snap-in" product ... rack holder will accomodate ...
Biology Products: