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Pages tagged with "greenhouse gas"

  • Alliance for Climate Action

    The Alliance for Climate Action is a group of local, regional and state-level professionals that developed the 10% Challenge. The 10% Challenge is a key part of the Alliance's commitment to reducing the greenhouse gas emissions in Burlington, Vermont.

  • Nature Conservancy

    Campaign:The Global Climate Change Initiative at Work Website: The Conservancy's climate action projects, safeguard more than 1.7 million acres while reducing the build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

  • Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center

    CDIAC's data holdings include records of the concentrations of carbon dioxide and other radiatively active gases in the atmosphere; the role of the terrestrial biosphere and the oceans in the biogeochemical cycles of greenhouse gases; emissions of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere; long-term climate trends; the effects of elevated carbon dioxide on vegetation; and the vulnerability of coastal areas to rising sea level.

  • International Energy Agency, Greenhouse Gas Programme

    IEA GHG focuses its efforts on studying technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • CO2 Concentrations at Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii

    Whoa! CO2 data since 1960. Climate experts see a link between greenhouse gas concentrations and global temperatures because these gases are responsible for keeping Earth warm in the first place. Carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, nitrous oxide, and a few other compounds readily absorb infrared radiation coming from Earth's surface.

  • Global warming in the twenty-first century: An alternative scenario

    A common view is that the current global warming rate will continue or accelerate. But we argue that rapid warming in recent decades has been driven mainly by non-CO2 greenhouse gases (GHGs), such as chlorofluorocarbons, CH4, and N2O, not by the products of fossil fuel burning, CO2 and aerosols, the positive and negative climate forcings of which are partially offsetting.

  • Energy Information Administration

    The Emissions of Greenhouse Gases, the fourteenth annual report, presents the Energy Information Administration's latest estimates of emissions for carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and other greenhouse gases.

  • Image: Greenhouse Gas by Sector

    This figure shows the relative fraction of man-made greenhouse gases coming from each of eight categories of sources, as estimated by the Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research

  • Sources, Sinks and Concentrations of Greenhouse Gases

    Greenhouse gases are cycled through the various components that make up the global biogeochemical system. This acticle discusses these gases as being part of a dynamic equilibrium that can be easily disturbed.

  • Global Warming Potentials

    Global warming potentials (GWPs) are used to compare the abilities of different greenhouse gases to trap heat in the atmosphere

  • Water Vapor Rules

    How water vapor is or is not factored into an analysis of Earth's greenhouse gases makes the difference between describing a significant human contribution to the greenhouse effect, or a negligible one.

  • Dodging a Warming Bullet

    What's good for the ozone layer has been even better for Earth's climate. According to a new study, a 20-year-old ban on ozone-depleting chemicals has been extremely effective at curbing greenhouse gases as well. By Phil Berardelli, ScienceNOW Daily News, 5 March 2007