EU Announcement Builds Momentum Toward Lima, Paris Early this morning, the European Union pledged to cut emissions by at least 40% from 1990 levels by 2030. This marks the first public target by a major global emitter before the 2015 United Nations …
The severity of Storm Desmond in the mountainous Cumbria region of the United Kingdom is consistent with observed regional climate change trends and projections, including increases in the heaviest rainfall events and the occurrence of persistent atmospheric rivers. It’s likely Desmond also gained strength from Atlantic sea surface temperatures that are 1.8°F (1°C) above average and global-scale warming that adds extra moisture to the air.
On Wednesday February 25, 2015, the European Commission published the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) of the European Union, a detailed description of the effort the EU will offer to undertake in cutting greenhouse gas emissions as part of an international agreement on tackling climate change.
During the upcoming meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Obama – taking place this Monday at the White House –the leaders are expected to emphasize their mutual and continued commitment to action on climate change and the development of clean energy technology.