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    Carbon Brief - With records from half the year now available, it is likely that 2020 will be the warmest year on record: https://twitter.com/CarbonBrief/stat...96592760205312


    but,…….you never know.

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    The sun has entered a ‘lockdown’ period, which could cause freezing weather, famine

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    Temperatures in Siberia reached as high as 10°C above normal for June as the region experienced its hottest June on record.

    That’s according to the latest report by the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS), which suggests the temperature averaged across all land in Arctic Siberia combined was more than 5°C above normal.

    Scientists say the temperature was more than 1°C higher than in 2018 and 2019, the two previous warmest Junes.


    The report also shows the number and intensity of wildfires in the area have resulted in the area’s highest estimated emissions in 18 years – an estimated total of 59 megatonnes of carbon dioxide were released across Siberia, significantly more than last year’s June total of 53 megatonnes.

    Director of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) at ECMWF, Carlo Buontempo commented: “What is worrisome is that the Arctic is
    warming faster than the rest of the world.


    “Western Siberia experiencing warmer than average temperatures so long during the winter and spring is unusual and the exceptionally high temperatures in Arctic Siberia that have occurred now in June 2020 are equally a cause for concern.”


    Siberia melts with 'hottest June on record' - Energy Live News

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    ^Damn Putin...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    I'm not sure if anyone in their right mind

    Those are the operative words right there.

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    And just in case some people haven't heard yet : methane being released from the Tundra is a far more potent global warmer than carbon dioxide.

    Things could accelerate really fast in the next few years. And if you think that's fantasy, scientists have found that in the past, at certain times the climate has changed really fast.

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    As my property is close to the beach and 16 metres above sea l expect to have a seafront property eaely next century. Knew I should've bought the property 5 doors down, they're only 8 metres above sea level.

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    BP is to cut the amount of oil and gas it produces by 40% by the end of the decade, the energy giant announced on Tuesday as it fleshed out plans to become a “net zero” company by 2050.

    Boss Bernard Looney said the business will increase the amount it invests in low-carbon projects tenfold by 2030 to around five billion US dollars a year (£3.8 billion).

    The move gained him unusual praise from environmental group Greenpeace, which called it a “necessary and encouraging start”.

    Mel Evans, senior climate campaigner for Greenpeace UK, said: “BP has woken up to the immediate need to cut carbon emissions this decade.

    “Slashing oil and gas production and investing in renewable energy is what Shell and the rest of the oil industry needs to do for the world to stand a chance of meeting our global climate targets.”


    Mr Looney was put in charge of one of the world’s largest oil companies in February and made it clear from day one that he wanted his term in charge to be defined by the carbon transition.


    His plan is to use the oil company’s hydrocarbons – oil and gas – to invest in the transition.


    “It’s simply not possible to transform a company that’s 110 years old by simply shutting off the taps in one area and pivoting 100% into the new,” he said.


    BP will continue to use cash from its oil business to fuel the transition, he added, “it enables the strategy”.


    It is a plan that Mr Looney had not intended to reveal yet, but a decision to slash the company’s dividend in the face of lower oil prices and the Covid-19 crisis forced his hand somewhat.


    “We had planned to share this news next month … but particularly as we are making the announcement around the dividend we wanted to give the story all at once so people can put all the decisions in context,” he said on a call with reporters.


    “Apologies if this has come as a bit of a surprise to any of you.”


    Amid vague-sounding phrases such as moving from being an international oil company to an integrated energy company, and “delivering solutions for customers”, Mr Looney’s plans contain a series of concrete-looking targets which were welcomed by campaigners.

    Chief among these are the 40% cut in hydrocarbon production and the five billion dollars a year it will invest in low-carbon projects.

    BP has also pledged to not start exploring for oil and gas in any new countries, develop 50 gigawatts of renewable energy generation by 2030, and slash its own emissions by up to 40%.


    The plan “does not rely on (carbon) offsets, though we believe the world will need offsets to decarbonise”, Mr Looney said in a call with investors.


    Earlier this year, critics condemned BP’s plans to become “net zero” – not to emit more than it absorbs through carbon capture and the like – by 2050 as being too far into the future.


    Mr Looney will have allayed some of the worries that he could shunt the hard work to the next chief executive by setting clear targets for 2030, with some of them delivered by 2025.


    However, the move is unlikely to pacify environmentalists.


    Ms Evans, from Greenpeace, added: “BP must go further, and needs to account for or ditch its share in Russian oil company Rosneft. But this is a necessary and encouraging start.”


    BP to cut oil and gas production by 40% as it sets out road to net zero - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

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    CEO Bernard Looney ?
    An Irish farm boy ?
    Getting BP out of hydrocarbons ?
    Has the world gone mad ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmartin View Post
    CEO Bernard Looney ?
    An Irish farm boy ?
    Getting BP out of hydrocarbons ?
    Has the world gone mad ?
    Maybe the world is getting a very important message.

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    One can only hope so

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