Carbon dioxide: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Global carbon emission’s link to India’s economic growth

Recent study published in the journal Nature Climate Change showed a link between the lower global carbon emission growth with India’s slowing economy. The growth in carbon dioxide emission has reduced in 2019 compared to 2018 according to the study and is linked to lower coal usage by India and China. China accounts for 50% ..

High natural gas usage contributing to record high CO2 levels

Recent reports show that the level of carbon dioxide emission continues to grow despite the decline in coal consumption. The carbon dioxide emission is set to rise by 0.6% in 2019 according to the Global Carbon Project. Though this is lower than last year’s rate, the current emission rate will reach record high levels in ..

Land Use and Climate Change

Since land acts as both the source as well as a sink of carbon, Land use, and changes in land use forms an integral part of the conversation on climate change. On one hand activities like agriculture and cattle rearing are a major source of methane and nitrous oxide. Both the gases are hundreds of ..

Carbon dioxide levels and Global Warming

The global concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are at dangerously higher levels. The higher the concentration of carbon dioxide, the greater the greenhouse gas which causes the Earth’s atmosphere to heat up. Hence the levels of carbon dioxide are one of the best indicators of the manner in which the planet has been ..

Researchers of South Korea develop a system that can produce electricity and hydrogen fuel from carbon dioxide

Scientists from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in South Korea have developed a system that can produce electricity and hydrogen fuel from carbon dioxide. The Hybrid Na-CO2 system can continuously produce electrical energy and hydrogen through efficient carbon dioxide (CO2) conversion with stable operation for over 1,000 hours. The key to this ..

European Union announces to become world’s first climate neutral economy by 2050

The European Union has recently announced a long-term vision on combating climate change that aims to transform the bloc into the first carbon neutral major economy by 2050 – A Clean Planet for All . Under the plan, emissions of greenhouse gases after that date would have to be offset by planting trees or by ..

South Africa hosts 26th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change

The 26th BASIC Ministerial Meeting of Environment Ministers was held in Durban, South Africa. India was represented by Union Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan. In it, Dr Vardhan reiterated his appeal to make joint efforts to create a societal movement in combating climate change through “Green Good Deeds”. He told his counterparts from BASIC countries ..

World’s first negative emissions plant that turns CO2 into stone opened in Iceland

The world’s first negative emissions plant that turns carbon dioxide (CO2) into stone has begun operations in Hellisheidi, Iceland. In it, the CO2 is captured from ambient air, bound to water, and sent to more than 700 meters underground. There, the CO2 reacts with the basaltic bedrock and forms solid minerals, creating a permanent storage ..