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Montreal type climate deal can save the UNFCCC negotiations

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has been trying hard, since its coming into force in 1994, to strike a global deal to bring down greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and mitigate climate change. 623 more words

Will the benefits of climate change eventually outweigh its costs?

In earlier posts I have talked about the future victims of climate change and rising sea levels. Last week I had the opportunity to get a picture from affected communities in Bangladesh. 859 more words

The ozone hole saga takes a new twist

The ’70s were all about disco, big hair, gold chains and flares… you can smell the hairspray just thinking about it.

But while the hairstyles were getting bigger and badder, scientists were busy making a discovery that would put them on a collision course with this emerging fashion. 394 more words


Four new gases found in ozone layer

TORONTO – We may think that the ozone hole is a thing of the past, but new research has found four new gases in the atmosphere that could potentially contribute to the depletion of the ozone layer. 775 more words


New ozone-destroying chemicals found in atmosphere

The ozone hole reached its biggest extent for the year on 26 September, 2013. Photograph: NOAA

Dozens of mysterious ozone-destroying chemicals may be undermining the recovery of the giant ozone hole over Antarctica, researchers have revealed. 694 more words


Discovered: Four Man-Made Gases Banned by UN Treaty

“Four new man-made” gases that were banned under a 1987 U.N. treaty were detected by scientists, Reuters reports.

Johannes Laube, lead author of the treaty, told Rueters that since the… 93 more words



The green “Save the Earth” paper perch toy atop my monitor was quivering against the wind; a new fan had just been installed in my office cabin and it was taking its toll on the objects nearby; the light and dark shades of green almost indistinguishable due to the quivering. 469 more words