In the journal, the team wrote: “Through high-precision airborne measurements and atmospheric dispersion modelling, we show that Katla, a highly hazardous subglacial volcano which last erupted 100 years ago, is one of the largest volcanic sources of CO2 on Earth, releasing up to five percent of total global volcanic emissions.”
University of Colorado professor Roger Pielke, Jr. recently published a paper on the problems with the UN’s use of BECCS to sell the Paris climate accord. “Carbon dioxide removal at massive scale is science fiction — like a light saber, incredible but not real,” Pielke wrote.
Time Mag: 'The renewable energy measure would require California’s utilities to generate 60 percent of their energy from wind, solar and other specific renewable sources by 2030. That’s 10 percent higher than the current mandate. The goal would then be to use only carbon-free sources to generate electricity by 2045. It’s merely a goal, with no mandate or penalty for falling short. California’s renewable energy goal is not as ambitious as Hawaii, which has adopted a 100 percent renewable energy mandate.'
Moore notes that America was able to make this progress despite never signing the Kyoto Protocol, never enacting a carbon tax, refusing to impose a "cap and trade" carbon emission program, and "that environmental villain Donald Trump pull[ing] America out of the Paris climate accord."
So America is doing pretty well on its own. But how's Europe doing? Not great overall. BP's study found that European Union emissions were up overall (1.5%), "with just Spain accounting for 44% of the increase in EU emissions." The UK and Denmark, however, did report their lowest carbon emissions yet, though still not matching the U.S.