We know that thermal power generation is carbon intensive and releases billions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. But does coal as an energy source have other costs associated with it? Yes, plenty.
Almost all countries of the world will meet in Paris in November to agree upon a globally binding treaty on tackling climate change. The Conference of Parties has in the past tried, but failed.
According to the Stern Review, climate change could cost the world 20% of its GDP in damages. And also claims that taking steps to tackle climate change would only cost the world 1% of its GDP.
The IPCC released its 1st assessment report in 1990, concluding that temperatures had risen by 0.3-0.6°C in the last 100 years, and warned that humanity’s actions were contributing to the trend.
What do people in Nepal, Pakistan and Vietnam think about the effects of climate change? The answer is available on the Climate Asia website, but here is a short resume for you.
The fact that Climate Change is a real issue has been suggested by climate scientists for several decades. But when did people start to realise that something was wrong with our climate?