Tag "Carbon Emissions"

Biofuels limit not enough to prevent hunger and deforestation

http://www.foeeurope.org The burning of biofuels in Europe will continue to increase and cause food price hikes and climate emissions after the European Parliament today failed to vote for tougher restrictions on their use. In a vote in Strasbourg on legislation to limit the quantities of ‘food based’ biofuels in renewable energy transport targets MEPs voted to introduce a limit on biofuels that compete with food for land and water at

Climate change making extreme events worse in Australia – report

http://www.guardian.co.uk Damian Carrington Country faces more frequent and more severe weather events if it fails to make deep and swift cuts to carbon emissions The extreme heatwaves, flooding and bush fires striking Australia have already been intensified by climate change and are set to get even worse in future, according to a new report. Only fast and deep cuts tocarbon emissions can start to reverse the trend, say scientists from theClimate Commission, an independent advisory group