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An animal rights group known as the Nonhuman Rights Project filed lawsuits in three New York courts this week in an...
Researchers have been hot on the trail of the elusive Denisovans, a type of ancient human known only by their DNA and...
Thousands of scientists in the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) are about to lose their jobs as a result of the...
Dyslexia, a learning disability that hinders reading, hasn't been associated with deficits in vision, hearing, or...
Exotic, elusive, and dangerous, snakes have fascinated humankind for millennia. They can be hard to find, yet their...
Researchers have sequenced and analyzed the first two snake genomes, which represent two evolutionary extremes. The...
Snake venoms are remarkably complex mixtures that can stun or kill prey within minutes. But more and more researchers...
At age 30, Dutch biologist Freek Vonk has built up a respectable career as a snake scientist. But in his home country,...
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Lots of Work to Do in Copenhagen
6 October 2009 4:36 pm
From a new analysis by the World Resources Institute on developed countries and the emissions cuts they've agreed to make:
WRI’s analysis reveals that commitments by these industrialized country parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) would result in a 10% to 24% reduction of global emissions below 1990 levels by 2020.
This is less than the 25% to 40% range of emission reductions that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states would be necessary for stabilizing concentrations of carbon dioxide at 450 ppm, a level associated with a 52% risk of overshooting a 2˚C goal.
Both the G8 and the Major Economies Forum—representing the world’s 17 leading economies—recently agreed to a goal of limiting average global temperature rise to 2˚C over preindustrial levels.