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The compatibility of UK onshore petroleum with meeting the UK’s carbon budgets

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The Committee’s report ‘The compatibility of UK onshore petroleum with meeting the UK’s carbon budgets’ is the result of a new duty under the Infrastructure Act 2015. This duty requires the CCC to advise the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change about the implications of exploitation of onshore petroleum, including shale gas, for …

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Shale Gas Production in England – an updated public health assessment

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Medact released in July 2016 an updated assessment of the potential health impacts of shale fracking in England.  This new report reaches broadly the same conclusions as our 2015 report Health and Fracking, however it is now supported by a much larger body of evidence published in the year since the first report was produced.  In the …

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Contribution of oil and gas production to renewed increase in atmospheric methane

This new study corroborates the evidence that the current oil and gas production boom is driving the increased presence of the powerful green house gas methane in the atmosphere. Besides increased methane emissions from tropical wetlands, the previously grossly underestimated rate of leaking methane from fossil fuel production, namely by hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), is aggravating …

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A large increase in US methane emissions over the past decade

A.J. Turner, D. J. Jacob, J. Benmergui, S. D. Wofsy, J. D. Maasakkers, A. Butz, O. Hasekamp, S. C. Biraud, E. Dlugokencky A large increase in US methane emissions over the past decade inferred from satellite data and surface observations Geophysical Research Letters Accepted manuscript online: 6 February 2016 DOI: 10.1002/2016GL067987 Key Findings Satellite retrievals …

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Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis

In the streets of Paris during the UN climate conference COP21.

The Twelfth Session of Working Group I (WGI-12) was held from 23 to 26 September 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden. At the Session, the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the Working Group I contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (WGI AR5) was approved and the underlying scientific and technical assessment accepted. Author(s): Lisa Alexander and …

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Climate Vulnerability – A Guide to the Cold Calculus of a Hot Planet

Climate Vulnerability Monitor 2nd Edition A Guide to the Cold Calculus of a Hot Planet Author(s): DARA Date: 09.2012 Source / Publisher: DARA Key findings: Climate change is already contributing to the deaths of nearly 400,000 people a year and costing the world more than $1.2 trillion, wiping 1.6% annually from global GDP By 2030, …

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