[MCN] Newly elected President of European Union vows cuts in carbon emissions

Lance Olsen lance at wildrockies.org
Tue Jul 16 16:33:38 EDT 2019

After a nail-biting secret ballot, Ursula von der Leyen has been confirmed as the next president of the European Commission, winning by 383 votes to 327.

Climate change played an unusually decisive role, with the German conservative promising stronger ambition to secure the progressive vote.

Her commission is set to deepen the EU's CO2 cuts to at least 50% from 1990 levels by 2030, on a path to carbon neutrality in 2050.

Read the full story here <https://climatechangenews.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6316d25f7b68919349e54a251&id=95f5a5bf8f&e=ded69c2155>.

China's Carbon Emissions Surged 53.5% In 10-Years Time <https://news.google.com/articles/CBMia2h0dHBzOi8vb2lscHJpY2UuY29tL0xhdGVzdC1FbmVyZ3ktTmV3cy9Xb3JsZC1OZXdzL0NoaW5hcy1DYXJib24tRW1pc3Npb25zLVN1cmdlZC01MzUtSW4tMTAtWWVhcnMtVGltZS5odG1s0gEA?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen>
China's greenhouse gas emissions jumped by 53.5 percent in the decade between 2005 and 2014.
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"Water vapor strongly influences atmospheric dynamics and the hydrologic cycle through latent heat transport and diabatic heating. Water vapor is also the most abundant greenhouse gas. 
As the equilibrium vapor pressure of water vapor increases rapidly with temperature, warming (or cooling) induced by a climate forcing will be amplified through water vapor feedback [e.g., 
Soden et al., 2002]. The strength of this feedback is a key determinant of the planet’s equilibrium climate sensitivity."

Mark C. Serreze, Andrew P. Barrett, and Julienne Stroeve. Recent changes in tropospheric water vapor over the Arctic as assessed from radiosondes and atmospheric reanalyses. 
JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. 117, D10104, doi:10.1029/2011JD017421, 2012

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