Globally Averaged CO2 Levels Reach 400 parts per million in 2015

Globally averaged concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached the symbolic and significant milestone of 400 parts per million for the first time in 2015 and surged again to new records in 2016 on the back of the very powerful El Niño event, according to the World Meteorological Organization's annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin.
CO2 levels had previously reached the 400 ppm barrier for certain months of the year and in certain locations but never before on a global average basis for the entire year. The longest-established greenhouse gas monitoring station at Mauna Loa, Hawaii, predicts that CO2 concentrations will stay above 400 ppm for the whole of 2016 and not dip below that level for many generations.

Minimum carbon footprint is answer to climate change, says environment minister Anil Madhav Dave

PTI | Oct 21, 2016, 17:38 IST

NEW DELHI: Asserting that environment and development have always gone hand-in-hand, Environment minister Anil Madhav Daveon Friday said that the answer to climate change is leading a life with minimum carbon footprint."Right way of development is the right way of environment...

Wind energy could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030

By Joshua Hill on 19 October 2016

The Global Wind Energy Council published its Global Wind Energy Outlook report this week, outlining scenarios which show how wind energy could supply 20% of global
electricity by 2030.

Specifically, the report outlined ways in which wind power could reach 2,110 GW by 2030, supplying up to 20% of global electricity while simultaneously creating 2.4 million new jobs, reducing carbon emissions by more than 3.3 billion tonnes per year, and attracting annual investments of €200 billion.