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Carbon emission trading

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

The trading of permits (carbon credits) to emit carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. A provision of the Kyoto Protocol was that nations should be compensated for retaining or...

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carbon management

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

An approach to limiting the emission of carbon dioxide that is based on storing it (for example in carbon sinks), or using it in ways that prevent its release into the air.

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coal

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics.

Carbon-rich mineral deposit formed from the remains of fossil plants. These are deposited initially as peat, but burial and increase in temperatures at depth bring about physical and...

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Economics and Climate Change

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

Recent ideas on economic aspects of climate change center on a few themes: The effects of global warming—rising sea levels, severe droughts, loss of agricultural land, spread of tropical...

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Energy and Environment

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

Humans with modern technology engage in massive reordering of the landscape through mining and construction projects, and emit pollutants into waterways and the atmosphere in quantities...

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Energy Strategies

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

Two motives now drive the quest for effective energy strategies in the United States and other countries. First is the need for more secure supplies of primary energy, especially crude ...

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Geoengineering

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

Geoengineering is the intentional large-scale manipulation of the global environment. The term has usually been applied to proposals to manipulate the climate with the primary intention of...

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sequestration

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

The removal (sequestering) of greenhouse gases (particularly carbon dioxide) from the atmosphere by biomass (such as trees, soils, and plants), via photosynthesis, in order to help reduce...

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Stabilizing Carbon Emissions

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

To avoid runaway global warming, carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere must not exceed 500–550 parts per million (ppm), which is less than double the pre-industrial value of 280...

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