Tag: global warming

Melting of the cryosphere cryosphere – changes and consequences

The cryosphere is the area of our planet where water freezes into snow or ice. The cryosphere is divided into snow, ice, glaciers, ice shelves or icebergs, sea ice and permafrost. Some...

CHAMELEON FACADE – THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

Global warming has prompted researchers around the world to find innovative solutions to make buildings conserve energy as efficiently as possible. One of the solutions is the brightest white paint, which reflects...

THE 2023 TREND CONTINUES – JANUARY 2024 WARMEST YET

We had record high temperatures in 2023 and such a trend continues in 2024, with the warmest January on record, announced the EU Copernicus Climate Change Service. Measurements show that this is the...

Fluorinated gases and ozone-depleting substances: Council greenlights new rules to reduce harmful emissions

The Council today has adopted two regulations to phase down fluorinated gases (F-gases) and other substances that cause global warming and deplete the ozone layer. While existing EU legislation has already limited the...

Looking back at top moments for the environment in 2023

The last year has been a hard one for the planet. The Earth sweltered under record heat, nature continued its precipitous decline and pollution continued to claim millions of lives. But amid all...

Greenhouse Gas concentrations hit record high. Again.

The abundance of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere once again reached a new record last year and there is no end in sight to the rising trend, according to a new...

Clean technologies are driving job growth in the energy sector, but skills shortages are an increasing concern

The number of jobs in the global energy sector rose in 2022 as growing investment in clean energy technologies drove demand for new workers in every region of the world, according to...

DEVELOPING ELECTROMOBILITY AS VOLVO’S PRIORITY

Modern society is completely reliant on transport modes that cover long distances in a short time. Considering that traffic represents one of the most important sources of environmental pollution, it is not...

Urgent action to cut methane emissions from fossil fuel operations essential to achieve global climate targets

Decisive, far-reaching efforts to cut methane emissions from fossil fuel production and use must go hand-in-hand with decarbonisation of our energy systems to limit global warming to 1.5 °C, according to a...

SOLUTIONS OPTIMISING BUILDING EFFICIENCY

So far, the importance of digitalisation in business has been discussed on multiple occasions. This time, we aim to focus on building digitalisation and how it can help building owners and maintenance...

Nord Stream Methane Leaks are ‘World’s Worst’ – What Does it Mean for Climate Change?

Methane is one of Earth’s most dangerous gases for climate change. And record levels of it are thought to be leaking into the atmosphere from four ruptures in the Nord Stream 1 and...

How do Countries Measure Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

With the 2022 Emissions Gap Report due to be released in October this year ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt, the focus is on how fast countries...

As Heatwaves Blanket Europe, Cities Turn to Nature for Solutions

Heat records continue to topple across the globe as concurrent heatwaves bake multiple countries. From the United States to Europe and China to Japan, extreme temperatures have soared for weeks, killing hundreds of...

How Secretive Methane Leaks are Driving Climate Change

Massive methane leaks, known as super-emitter events, have been taking place at oil and gas fields all over the world, from the United States to Turkmenistan. The releases, most of which can...

Five Threats To the Water That Sustains our Farms

Since the 1950s, innovations like synthetic fertilizers, chemical pesticides and high-yield cereals have helped humanity dramatically increase the amount of food it grows. But those inventions would be moot without agriculture’s most precious...

Record Heat Sends Sea Ice Into Retreat, Worrying Scientists

The recent collapse of a 1,100km2 ice shelf in Antarctica came at a time of record high temperatures and is a symptom of a planet in a climate crisis, experts say.   The...

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