FRIENDS OF THE EARTH: New study reveals incompatibility of climate safety and gas

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    Europe needs to urgently quit gas if it is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to internationally agreed levels, new science shows.

    A new study, commissioned by Friends of the Earth Europe from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and the Teesside University, shows that EU countries can afford just nine more years of burning gas and other fossil fuels at the current rate before they will have exhausted their share of the earth's remaining carbon budget for maximum temperature rises of 2°C.

    Period7 Nov 2017

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    • TitleEurope can afford only 9 more years of fossil fuels for energy, climate science shows
      Media name/outletFriends of the Earth
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date7/11/17
      DescriptionEurope needs to urgently quit gas if it is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to internationally agreed levels, new science shows.

      A new study, commissioned by Friends of the Earth Europe from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and the Teesside University, shows that EU countries can afford just nine more years of burning gas and other fossil fuels at the current rate before they will have exhausted their share of the earth's remaining carbon budget for maximum temperature rises of 2°C.
      URLfoeeurope.org/new-study-incompatability-climate-safety-gas-071117
      PersonsKevin Anderson, John Broderick

    Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

    • Energy

    Keywords

    • climate change
    • carbon emissions