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Second Report on Climate Change in Catalonia

Citation
Llebot JE, Tabara JD, Llasat C & Jump A (2012) Second Report on Climate Change in Catalonia. Llebot J (Editor) Government of Catalonia. Generalitat de Catalunya. http://www.creaf.uab.cat/global-ecology/Pdfs_UEG/2012%20Climate%20Change.pdf

Abstract
First paragraph: The present synthesis reports the main findings of the second assessment of climate change in Catalonia. Using extensive data from the period 1950-2008, it has been found that the maximum temperature increased during this time at an approximate average of +0.25ºC / decade, while the minimum temperature rose by +0.17ºC / decade. In Catalonia as a whole the temperature increased at +0.21ºC / decade. The geographical distribution of this increase was fairly uniform, although observatories in the north-east show less marked rising temperature trends. Studies of the evolution of rainfall in Catalonia show no significant trends of variation over the past century. In the period 1990-2007, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Catalonia increased by 43.2% (40.5 to 58.1 Mt CO2 eq.). Taking 1990 as the baseline year, such emissions accounted for 14% of those in Spain, where an increase of 52.6% (289.8 to 442.3 Mt CO2 eq) was recorded in 2007. In Catalonia, emissions rose from 6.57 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per capita for the base year 1990 to 8.05 in 2007. Such emissions were higher in Spain as a whole, rising from 7.26 tonnes of CO2 eq per person in 1990 to 9.79 tonnes in 2007.

Notes
Full list of authors: Josep Maria Alcañiz, Miquel Alonso, J.M. Baldasano Recio, Antoni Barrera-Escoda, Martí Boada, Jaume Boixadera, Manola Brunet, Isabel Cacho, Daniel Calatayud, Josep Calbó, Eva Calvo, Mar Campins, Pep Canadell, Jofre Carnicer, Pere Casals, Mercè Casas, Lluís Coll, Marta Coll, Rafel Coma, Esteve Corbera, Joaquim Corominas, Jordi Corominas, Joan Costa, Jordi Cunillera, Jorge Curiel, Maria Díaz de Quijano, Glòria Domínguez, Isabel Escaler, Marc Estiarte, Miquel Àngel Estrada, Maria Teresa Felipó, Iolanda Filella, Xavier Font, Xavier Gabarrell, Martín Garbulsky, Ramon Garriga, Manuel Gausa, Santiago Gorostiza, Carles Gràcia, Alistar Jump, Trevor Keenan, M. del Carme Llasat, Josep Enric Llebot, Francisco Lloret, Jaume Lloveras, Rosa Llurba, Joan Carles Llurdés, Joan Llusià, Javier Martin-Vide, Lluís Martín, Josep Mas-Pla, Anna Massagué, César Mösso, Ivan Muñiz, Miquel Muñoz, Francesc Muñoz, Romà Ogaya, Alejandro J. Ortiz, Josep Oriol Ortiz, Josep Pascual, Carles Pelejero, Josep Peñuelas, Marta Pérez, Míriam Piqué, Josefina Plaixats, Rosa Maria Poch, Isabel Pont, Josep M. Raso, Marta Ribes, Laura Rico, Joan Rieradevall, Anna Rius, Albert Rivas-Ubach, Francesc Robusté, Ismael Romeo, Salvador Rueda, This Rutishauser, Joan Sabatè, Santi Sabaté, Agustín Sánchez-Arcilla, Arturo Sánchez Lorenzo, Jordi Sardans, David Saurí, Robert Savé, M. Teresa Sebastià, Roger Seco, Joan Pau Sierra, Jorge Silva, Rafel Simó, Albert Soret, Constantí Stefanescu, Joan David Tàbara, Jaume Terrades, Jordi Vayreda, Pau Vericat, Montse Vidal

StatusPublished
Author(s)Llebot, Josep Enric; Tabara, J David; Llasat, Carme; Jump, Alistair
Publication date29/02/2012
PublisherGeneralitat de Catalunya
Publisher URLhttp://www.creaf.uab.cat/…ate%20Change.pdf
ISBN9788499650975
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