1 November 2013: Climate Change News updates

1 November 2013: Climate Change News Updates

1. Why Pascal’s Wager Argument for Climate Change is False?
Saving the world with Pascals wager… or NOT!

2. Developing countries’ contributions to climate change approach 50%
When we include all greenhouse gas emissions emitted in 1850-2010, the relative contribution to global cumulative emissions of developing countries is now 48%. The group of developed countries is responsible for 52%. Calculations of PBL – the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, , Ecofys and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), show that the share of developing countries will probably amount to 51% in 2020. Hence somewhere in the current decade the share of the cumulative historical emissions of developing countries will surpass those of developed countries.

3. The European Union Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) – A Caribbean Perspective
The Caribbean is one of the regions in the world where the European Union’s Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA), which has an envelope of EUR 295 million, is making an impact, as it seeks to strengthen climate change co-operation and policy dialogue. The GCCA forms part of the total EU “Fast Start Finance” package which totals EUR 7.2 billion.

4. Climate Change Impacts Tracked by Satellite
Sophisticated Satellite technology is now being used to track the impacts of climate change in one of the country’s most successful marine reserves.

PT George
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