Beijing http://wrvo.org en What the Beijing Olympics could mean for climate change http://wrvo.org/post/what-beijing-olympics-could-mean-climate-change <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>As the 2012 Summer Olympics get underway this weekend, the world&#39;s attention will be focused on London.</p><p>But a team of scientists has recently been keeping a very close eye on the city that hosted the games four years ago: Beijing.&nbsp;</p><p>They&#39;ve discovered that China&#39;s efforts to cut back on traffic and clean up its air during the 2008 Olympics could have big implications for curbing climate change.</p><p><a href="http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2012/2012GL052395.shtml" target="_blank">A recent study published in the journal of Geophysical Research Letters</a> shows that Beijing&#39;s traffic restrictions during the games led to a significant reduction in emissions of a powerful greenhouse gas: carbon dioxide (CO2).</p><p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 13:58:19 +0000 Marie Cusick 23429 at http://wrvo.org What the Beijing Olympics could mean for climate change