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US Fossil Fuel CO2 Emissions

US Fossil Fuel CO2 Emissions

CO2 emissions from fossil fuel have been growing steadily in the US and are projected to continue growing until 2030 and beyond if no legislation is passed to reduce emissions.

Copenhagen Diagnosis

Copenhagen Diagnosis

The Copenhagen Diagnosis is a major climate change report released on November 24, 2009. Key findings in the report include that climate-related changes are happening faster than scientists expected only a few years ago and that the average scientific projection for sea level rise has increased sharply.

Acres Burned in Washington

Acres Burned in Washington

Wildfires in Washington State have increased significantly in recent years, a shift that appears linked to climate change.

Arctic Sea Ice: Heat Shield

Arctic Sea Ice: Heat Shield

Arctic sea ice acts like a heat shield, reflecting most of the sun’s energy. As the ice has melted back, it reflects less, and the planet is absorbing more heat.

Nationwide: August Days over 95 Degrees

Nationwide: August Days over 95 Degrees

Present vs. projected August days over 95 degrees Fahrenheit

Nationwide: August Days over 90 Degrees

Nationwide: August Days over 90 Degrees

Present vs. projected August days over 90 degrees Fahrenheit

CO2 Injection

CO2 Injection

CO2 captured from coal-fired electric power plants may be injected for storage into porous layers of rock and sand deep underground.

CO2 Capture

CO2 Capture

In coal-burning power plants, CO2 can be captured for transport to storage sites.