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Carbon Emissions Reduction, Carbon Cap and Trade, Carbon Footprint Analysis
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Carbon is a chemical element which is the stuff of life – carbon atoms are found in all living things on Earth. Downside: the combustion of carbon-based fuels (such as coal and oil) leads to a build up of “Greenhouse Gases,” (GhG’s) including carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and nitrous oxide (NoX), which trap heat in the atmosphere. We call this Global Warming as the atmospheric effects cause the Earth to heat up.
The effects of global warming could include changing climate conditions, rising seas (as polar caps melt), interruptions in agricultural production, and destruction of ecosystems. Governments, advocates, investors, lenders and others are encouraging corporations to reduce their carbon footprint. The objectives are to reduce risk, moderate the impact of the enterprise on the environment, reduce operating and capital costs, and to be a better corporate citizen. Cutting carbon use / carbon emissions have become an important corporate strategy.* In this section we bring you news and updates, research and insights, commentary and opinion, and other resources of value to all stakeholders in the effort to reduce GhG’s and the effects of global warming.
*As the chair of PricewaterhouseCoopers observed in 2008: Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) findings show a clear trend that carbon reduction is becoming a key component of business strategy. As CEOs we see it and long-term institutional investors see it…
--Dennis Nally, PWC at global launch of the CDP
News & Updates
August 16, 2018 Smoke, carbon monoxide from California wildfires drifting all the way to the East CoastSource: USA Today
Smoke from the massive wildfires scorching the Golden State is drifting across the USA and has been reported as far east as New England, NASA said.
August 16, 2018 Scientists develop a system for trapping CO2 that could could slow the effects of global warmingSource: BGR
A group of scientists led by Ian Power of Trent University in Canada have announced the development of a system that can trap CO2 in a naturally occurring mineral at a much faster rate than it can on its own, potentially opening...
August 13, 2018 Oil dips as emerging market woes dim demand outlookSource: Reuters
LONDON- Oil prices slipped on Monday as trade tensions and troubled emerging markets dented the outlook for fuel demand, but U.S. sanctions against Iran pointed toward tighter supply ahead.
Research & Insights
May 17, 2018 Timber is Oregon’s biggest carbon polluterSource: High Country News
Wildfire is not the biggest source of climate-warming carbon dioxide in Oregon forests — logging and wood products are.
April 18, 2018 Warming climate could speed forest regrowth in eastern U.S.Source: Phys.org
Climate change could speed the natural regrowth of forests on undeveloped or abandoned land in the eastern U.S., according to a new study.
More than 95% of the world's population is breathing unhealthy air and the poorest nations are the hardest hit, a new report has found.
Commentary & Opinion
Source: The Guardian
The future looks fiery and dangerous, according to new reports. But political will and grassroots engagement can change this
February 27, 2018 America’s moral obligation to the environmentSource: The Hill
President Barack Obama revealed the Clean Power Plan to the world in 2015. Obama referred to the proposal as “a moral obligation” and rightfully labeled it "the single most important step that America has ever made in the fight...
August 3, 2017 Can Humans Beings Survive The Impending Climate Crisis?Source: HUFF Post
Although climate change may now rank alongside ISIS as the world’s most feared security threat according to a new Pew report, the horrors that global warming will unleash in the future, are far “worse than you think” warns David...
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