Navigation Links
New UC analysis shows alarming increase in expected growth of China's carbon dioxide emissions
Date:3/10/2008

The growth in China's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is far outpacing previous estimates, making the goal of stabilizing atmospheric greenhouse gases much more difficult, according to a new analysis by economists at the University of California, Berkeley, and UC San Diego.

Previous estimates, including those used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, say the region that includes China will see a 2.5 to 5 percent annual increase in CO2 emissions, the largest contributor to atmospheric greenhouse gases, between 2004 and 2010. The new UC analysis puts that annual growth rate for China to at least 11 percent for the same time period.

The study is scheduled for print publication in the May issue of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, but is now online.

The researchers' most conservative forecast predicts that by 2010, there will be an increase of 600 million metric tons of carbon emissions in China over the country's levels in 2000. This growth from China alone would dramatically overshadow the 116 million metric tons of carbon emissions reductions pledged by all the developed countries in the Kyoto Protocol. (The protocol was never ratified in the United States, which was the largest single emitter of carbon dioxide until 2006, when China took over that distinction, according to numerous reports.)

Put another way, the projected annual increase in China alone over the next several years is greater than the current emissions produced by either Great Britain or Germany.

Based upon these findings, the authors say current global warming forecasts are "overly optimistic," and that action is urgently needed to curb greenhouse gas production in China and other rapidly industrializing countries.

The authors of the study, Maximillian Auffhammer, UC Berkeley assistant professor of agricultural and resource economics, and Richard Carson, UC San Diego professor of economics, based their finding
'/>"/>

Contact: Barry Jagoda
bjagoda@ucsd.edu
858-534-8567
University of California - San Diego
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Alarming growth in expected CO2 emissions in China, finds UC analysis
2. DOE JGI releases a new version of its metagenome data management and analysis system
3. Avian origins: new analysis confirms ancient beginnings
4. Analysis calls for medical device information to better serve patients and doctors
5. More comprehensive analysis of Klamath River basin needed to aid decision makers
6. Human clones: New U.N. analysis lays out worlds choices
7. Powerful integration of lipid metabolic profiling with gene expression analysis
8. Tumor genome analysis unveils new insights into lung cancer
9. Analysis of breast and colon cancer genes finds many areas of differences between tumors
10. Interacting protein theory awaits test from new neutron analysis tools
11. DNA analysis shows true dispersal of protozoa
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/27/2015)... LOS ANGELES , July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... providing evidence- and experience-based clinical improvement solutions, today ... coordination solution is now available on Android smartphones ... at inpatient and post-care organizations can use ZynxCarebook ... the same patient,s condition, streamline care transitions to ...
(Date:7/21/2015)... July 21, 2015 Passwords have proven ... in the recent U.S. Office of Personnel Management ... the infosec conundrum, but developers and end-users are ... address this dilemma, Biometrics-as-a-Service provider HYPR Corp. announced ... SDK for third party integration. ...
(Date:7/9/2015)... , July 07, 2015 ... the addition of the "Biometrics for Banking; ... 2015-2020" report to their offering. ... contributor to this growth and the forecast is ... in revenue for companies involved in delivering biometric ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Zynx Health Adds Android Device Support to ZynxCarebook Solution 2Zynx Health Adds Android Device Support to ZynxCarebook Solution 3HYPR Corp. Launches Industry First Biometric Tokenization Platform 2HYPR Corp. Launches Industry First Biometric Tokenization Platform 3HYPR Corp. Launches Industry First Biometric Tokenization Platform 4Global Banking Biometrics Market 2015-2020 - Market & Technology Analysis, Adoption Strategies and Forecasts 2Global Banking Biometrics Market 2015-2020 - Market & Technology Analysis, Adoption Strategies and Forecasts 3
... from livestock waste is possible using a process developed ... invention could help streamline on-farm nitrogen management by allowing ... nitrogen in a liquid product to sell as fertilizer. ... Research Service (ARS) scientists Matias Vanotti and Ariel Szogi ...
... Colo., AMSTERDAM and VIENNA, Nov. 1, 2012 BiOptix today ... the first commercially available SPR instrument to incorporate phase-based common ... in Amsterdam from November 1 - 3 as well ... 6 – 8.  "At the Label Free ...
... team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology ... of how a group of cells will react and ... how quickly. The NIST model, in principle, makes it ... of a population of cells, a critical capability for ...
Cached Biology News:USDA patents method to reduce ammonia emissions 2BiOptix to highlight new 404pi instrument at European symposia 2Cellular landscaping: Predicting how, and how fast, cells will change 2
(Date:7/27/2015)... July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Quest PharmaTech Inc. (TSX-V: ... and commercializing products for the treatment of cancer, today ... that it has closed a $1,000,000 unit offering private ... 16,666,667 units of the Company at a price of ... common share and one common share purchase warrant.  Each ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... , July 27, 2015   Inocucor ... produces sustainable biological accelerators for farmers, has received ... and Trademark Office for its patent application to ... accelerate plant growth and enhance yields on farms ... relates to Inocucor,s live IN-M1 microbial consortium and ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... YORK , July 27, 2015 ... today announced the winners of its annual Klerman ... research by scientists who have been supported by ... career scientists to pursue innovative ideas in neurobiological ... "proof" of concept for the early detection, treatment, ...
(Date:7/26/2015)... ... July 26, 2015 , ... ... ANEMIA calibration verification / linearity test kit. The VALIDATE® ANEMIA kit contains Ferritin, ... kit is prepared using the CLSI recommended “equal delta” method for linearity testing ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Quest PharmaTech Closes $1,000,000 Private Placement 2Inocucor Technologies Receives Groundbreaking U.S. Patent for Proprietary Biological Processes that Stimulate Plant Growth 2Inocucor Technologies Receives Groundbreaking U.S. Patent for Proprietary Biological Processes that Stimulate Plant Growth 3Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Names Winners of Klerman-Freedman Prizes for Exceptional Research 2Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Names Winners of Klerman-Freedman Prizes for Exceptional Research 3Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Names Winners of Klerman-Freedman Prizes for Exceptional Research 4Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Names Winners of Klerman-Freedman Prizes for Exceptional Research 5Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Names Winners of Klerman-Freedman Prizes for Exceptional Research 6Maine Standards Company, LLC Announces Release of VALIDATE® ANEMIA Calibration Verification / Linearity Test Kit 2
... research team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will ... study the impact of digital media on youth culture, learning, ... support 24 national studies of different aspects of the digital ... MacArthur is actually trying to do, with this grant to ...
... program authorized by the Circuit Court of Wisconsin ... consumers and businesses that acquired Microsoft software ... nearly $224 million back to them as part of ... software giant. , ,The notices are the result of ...
... - For Milwaukee's forthcoming wireless Internet service, everything seems to ... has finalized a contract with Midwest Fiber Networks, LLC ... off the hook because Midwest Fiber will invest the $20 ... begun to install antennas in a demonstration area containing ...
Cached Biology Technology:UW gets $3M to explore educational gaming 2UW gets $3M to explore educational gaming 3Microsoft to distribute $224M as part of settlement 2Will wireless Internet bypass the central city? 2Will wireless Internet bypass the central city? 3Will wireless Internet bypass the central city? 4
... Dideoxycytidine is a cytidine analog that has been ... Immunogen: Chemical / Small Molecule ... specificity of the ddC antiserum was determined by ... to moles of ddC analog at the 50% ...
... MSC series of Class II Biological ... and certification to the world's highest ... that the cabinets cannot be adjusted ... lighting, low noise and arm rest ...
... a variety of motion options - roller, ... unit. Shake, rock, roll and rotate motions!,, ... hybridization and blotting procedures requiring different settings, ... chamber uses a roller action to operate ...
... the SPD series takes the 'Classic' series ... The SPD121P SpeedVac comes equipped with a ... preventing samples from freezing; and allowing runs ... preset level., Standard features on the SPD121P ...
Biology Products: