China intends to cut all greenhouse gas emissions by 2060

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:China’s pledge to be carbon neutral by 2060 includes all greenhouses gases, not just carbon dioxide, according to one of the country’s top climate researchers.He Jiankun, who chairs the academic committee at the Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development at Tsinghua University, made the clarification at a conference on Monday outlining China’s road map to reaching its goal.When President Xi Jinping told the United Nations about China’s new target last month, he didn’t specify if China would target just carbon dioxide — the most prevalent greenhouse gas — or others that also contribute to global warming such as methane, ozone and nitrous oxide. He also didn’t detail how China planned to achieve the target, though the government is expected to lay out some of those measures in its upcoming five-year plan for 2021 to 2025.In line with the target, China should announce more ambitious contributions to the Paris climate accord including reducing its carbon intensity by more than 65% from 2005 levels and aiming for a higher share of non-fossil fuel energy sources by 2030, He said.However, researchers at the conference laid out scenarios that showed even that plan wouldn’t put China on the path to keeping global warming within 2 degrees Celsius from pre-industrial levels, so China would have to scale up targets even more after 2030.More: China Aims to Cut All Greenhouses Gases by 2060, Researcher Says China intends to cut all greenhouse gas emissions by 2060last_img read more

There’s No Bad Seat at the Fire with Burly Fire Pits

first_img Like many great endeavors, Burly started with a few good friends gathered around a fire with an idea. It was simple: to invent a wood burning fire pit where no one gets stuck with the smoky seat. Thus, the birth of Burly… a heavy-duty, long lasting fire feature that is easy to start and, more importantly, hand crafted to reduce smoke. Because the worst part about any campfire is having to play musical chairs every time the wind shifts. We have all been there, and it is no fun. With the Burly you don’t have to thanks to its specially designed flange and airflow system which vaporizes the smoke almost entirely. Now, whether you are sitting on your backyard terrace or camping in the mountains, thanks to the Burly there is no bad seat at the fire.  For more information, visit our website at Our goal was to produce a fire pit with reduced smoke technology that was built to last. The Burly fire pit burns a very hot & clean fire. Also, our two-piece design makes the fire pit easy to move around and clean out.  We are pleased to announce that a smaller lightweight unit will be available to purchase this August. It will be offered in 304 stainless and matte black. There will be an “early bird” special promotion offered with the units being delivered in late September just in time for the cooler weather. HOW IT WORKS  The hot air is forced between the walls of the two units and is circulated through holes under our specially designed flange. These holes introduce oxygen back into the fire and excess smoke is burned off leaving an almost smoke free experience.  Currently our products can be purchased online or at Green Top. We are looking for other retailers both in Virginia and out-of-state.    OUR STORY If you want to see a Burly fire pit in action, we have units at King Family Vineyards, Blue Mountain Brewery and Brambly Park Winery. Our fire pits can also be rented at The Shed, which is located in Rockville, VA.center_img Burly was formed in July, 2019. Our fire pits are hand forged at a steel fabrication shop in the Piedmont region of Virginia.  The Burly fire pit has a unique 2-piece design feature that is engineered to take away the headaches associated with conventional outdoor wood fires.  The inner and outer pieces weigh 36lbs each with a total weight of 72lbs. Separately they can easily be moved around your outdoor living space but combined they make a solid, sturdy, pit that will last for years to come.  WHERE TO BUY In these both interesting and challenging times, people are spending more time outdoors. Sitting around our fire pits in smaller groups is both a relaxing and safe way to entertain We currently offer a variety of accessories such as a Snuffer Lid, Fire Poker, Heat Resistant Gloves and Cover. Also, we just launched a Stainless Grill Attachment for our signature Gather 21” fire pit.  The grill attachment is ideal for cooking out in the backyard or taking on a camping trip.  A teak wood tabletop will be available soon.  The fire pit has a perforated, inner floor, which allows for air to circulate under the fire making seasoned wood ignite quickly and burn clean. last_img read more