Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

August 8 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Will Electric Flying Taxis Live Up To Their Promise?” • If all goes to plan, Volocopter’s two-seater electric aircraft, VoloCity, will be carrying passengers around Paris in time for the 2024 Olympics. It will be the first service in Europe to use an electric vertical take-off and landing (EVTOL) aircraft, but the company needs to show it has a market. [BBC]

VoloCity (Volocopter image)

  • “Want to cope with heatwaves? Look to Japan’s creative cooling solutions” • Japan, a nation renowned for its design thinking and innovation, is armed with many ways to survive punishing heat. They love the AC as much as any heat-stricken country, but they also find respite in creative remedies, from electrically ventilated clothes to water-based rituals. [BBC]
  • “Humans Emitting Carbon Dioxide 200 Times Faster Than Supervolcanic Eruptions That Caused Earth’s Most Severe Mass Extinctions” • Lead researcher Dr Qiang Jiang, a Curtin PhD graduate from Curtin’s School of Earth and Planetary Sciences, said the findings were vital to understanding how to prevent future climate disasters. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Fanning The Flames: Wildfires Emit Potent Climate-Warming Organic Particles” • A study published in Nature Geoscience, found that wildfires are causing a much greater warming effect than had been accounted for by climate scientists. The study highlights an urgent need to revise climate models and update approaches for the changing environment. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Climate Change: The Record Summer That Scorched Asia” • Countries have pledged to keep the world from warming past 1.5°C. A recent report, compiled by nearly two dozen climate scientists, found that temperatures earlier this year were up by 2°C in many parts of Asia. The region is home to more than 4.5 billion people. [BBC]

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