Latest U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report

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Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the 21st annual Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks, more commonly known as the GHG Inventory. The report reviews greenhouse gas emissions on a nation-wide scale from 1990-2014. The report tracks emissions and removals by source, economic sector, and type of greenhouse gas by utilizing national energy data, data on …

Carbon Dioxide Levels Pass Bleak Milestone

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For the first time in human history, the level of carbon dioxide has reached an average daily level of 400 parts per million (ppm), a long-feared milestone among scientists.  The level was obtained at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, a monitoring station that tracks carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. NASA scientist James Hansen stated in 1988 that the …

Climate Change to Increase Atmospheric Turbulence

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A new study released in Nature Climate Change entitled “Intensification of winter transatlantic aviation turbulence in response to climate change” finds that climate change will increase the frequency and strength of atmospheric turbulence.  According to the study performed by Paul D. Williams and Manoj M. Joshi, atmospheric turbulence causes most weather-related aircraft incidents. This type of turbulence is not picked …