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Convention on Climate Change in Durban

Abgelegt in Climate Change

The United Nations is hosting the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17), which is a convention on climate change, in Durban, South Africa. The Conference of the Parties has met every year since 1995. COP17 began on Nov. 28, 2011 and will end Dec. 9, 2011. Governmental representatives from close to 190 nations will be in attendance. Several nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and international organizations will also be at the convention. (more…)




Can Greenhouse Gas Emissions Be Controlled?

Abgelegt in Climate Change

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC):
Because of increasing concerns over the rising levels of GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions into the earth’s atmosphere from industrialized nations, the UNFCCC treaty was entered into by most countries in 1992. This was the beginning of formal considerations revolving around the issue of how to minimize the impact that industrialization has had over the decades on the earth’s atmosphere and climate change. (more…)




Climate Change Effects

Abgelegt in global warming

The impact of climate change on our planet is the subject of fierce debate. While some skeptics continue to deny that global warming is man-made or that there will be any climate change effects, for many climate scientists the question is not whether we will see changes, but how severe they will be. (more…)