Greenhouse

Greenhouse gas emissions, accumulating in the atmosphere, are causing global warming, and so rapid climate change. If we reduce emissions we may be able to stop or even reverse this accumulation, thereby slowing global warming and consequent climate change.

Subtopics

Climate Change - Rapid climate change, caused by global warming, is threatening biodiversity, agriculture and human settlements.

Global Warming - Global warming, caused by greenhouse gas accumulation in the atmosphere, is causing rapid climate change. We can slow global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Greenhouse Accumulation - Increasing atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide, are causing global warming. By reducing greenhouse gas emissions we can stop or even reverse this accumulation.

Greenhouse Emissions - Greenhouse gas emissions, accumulating in the atmosphere, are causing global warming. We can reduce emissions by phasing out fossil fuels, but this will require economic restructuring to avoid disruption.

Greenhouse Policy - The way that governments respond to the threat of global warming will make a big difference to the way that business and the community responds. Some governments are doing more than others.

Greenhouse Reduction - We need to develop low-greenhouse-intensive but prosperous economies that will satisfy people's material aspirations without the cost of rapid climate change.

Greenhouse Sources - An examination of what economic activities are responsible for greenhouse emissions can give an idea of what we need to do to transform our economies into low emission ones.

Greenhouse Targets - We need to set definite greenhouse targets from now until 2050 and beyond, to mobilise collective action to reduce greenhouse gas emission, and to give individual organisations and communities an idea of the challenge as it faces them in particular.

Library

Climate Change - Mitigation. Fourth Assessment Report. Working Group 3. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. 2007

Climate Change - The Physical Science Basis. Fourth Assessment Report. Working Group 1. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. 2007

Climate Change - Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability (PDF) Fourth Assessment Report. Working Group 2. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. 2007

Energy - The Changing Climate. UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, Report 22. 2000.6

The Heat is On: Australia's Greenhouse Future. Parliament of Australia - Senate - Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Committee. 2000.11

Stern Review on The Economics of Climate Change - Final Report. UK Treasury. 2006.10

Links

International Panel on Climate Change

UK Treasury - Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change

2007.7.9