Global emissions almost back to pre-pandemic levels after unprecedented drop in 2020, new analysis shows
Most concerning is the long-term upward trends of CO₂ emissions form burning fossil fuels, which are far from trending towards net-zero by 2050.
Peatlands worldwide are drying out, threatening to release 860 million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year
Peatlands worldwide are running short of water, and the amount of greenhouse gases this could set loose would be devastating for our efforts to curb climate change.
New research shows global CFC emissions are declining
New research shows global CFC-11 emissions, which unexpectedly and concerningly began to rise in 2013, are lowering once again.
Global emissions are down by an unprecedented 7% — but don’t start celebrating just yet
The pandemic, along with other recent trends such as the shift towards clean energy, have placed us at a crossroad: the choices we make today can change the course of global emissions.
Carbon dioxide levels over Australia rose even after COVID-19 forced global emissions down. Here’s why
Throughout the pandemic, atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO₂) levels continued to rise. Our scientists at the Cape Grim Baseline Air Pollution Station explain why.
Turning methane into carbon dioxide could help us fight climate change
In a paper published today in Nature Sustainability, we propose a new technique to clean the atmosphere of the second most powerful greenhouse gas people produce: methane. The technique could restore the concentration of methane to levels found before the Industrial Revolution, and in doing so, reduce global warming by one-sixth.
Australian shipping emissions identified
Ship engine exhaust emissions make up more than a quarter of nitrogen oxide emissions generated in the Australian region according […]