Burning all of Earth's fossil fuels would trigger enough global warming to completely melt the Antarctic ice sheet, a new study finds. If this ice were to melt, it would cause sea levels to rise by feet 60 meters , drowning land around the world that is currently home to more than a billion people, the researchers said in the study. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas that traps heat from the sun in the atmosphere. Burning fossil fuels such as coal and oil releases carbon dioxide, which drives up overall temperatures on Earth.
Burning All Remaining Fossil Fuels Will Cause Sea Levels to Rise 60 Metres, Study Finds
D student at the University of Birmingham in the UK, indicate the actual death toll may be more than double that number he had in his head for so long. The team of scientists estimates air pollution created by the burning of fossil fuels was responsible for a staggering one in five deaths globally — a total of 8. Two developments, the researchers say, helped lead to the more precise figure: better mapping data and a new model for assessing the risks posed by air pollution, based on recent health studies. Previous studies used surface and satellite observations to calculate the total particulate matter from all sources combined — not just fossil fuels.
Nearly 9 million people a year are dying as a result of the burning of fossil fuels, a study has found, roughly twice the previous estimate by the World Health Organization. In the United States, ingesting the fine particulate matter produced by burning fossil fuels kills an estimated , people a year, including more than 7, people in Massachusetts, according to the study by researchers at Harvard and other universities. Researchers linked the pollution to 18 percent of worldwide deaths in , down from 21 percent in
Wind energy is second among renewable energies with a total capacity of GW. Wind and hydro energy are by far the most popular renewable energies, but the others have bright futures in the market as the share of renewable energy increases in the energy…. This type of wind energy is called off-shore wind energy.