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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
October 22, 2019 Ocean acidification can cause mass extinctions, fossils revealSource: The Guardian
A key impact of today’s climate crisis is that seas are again getting more acidic, as they absorb carbon emissions from the burning of coal, oil and gas. Scientists said the latest research is a warning that humanity is risking...
October 22, 2019 Exxon accused of misleading investors on climate changeSource: BBC
An unprecedented climate change lawsuit against American oil giant Exxon Mobil is set to go ahead in New York.
Source: Science Alert
Scientists have come up with an innovative way to try and counter the massive amounts of carbon dioxide we're still pumping into the air, even as a climate crisis unfolds around us: turning that CO2 into a useful organic polymer.
Research & Insights
August 19, 2019 There is ‘no denying’ we are causing climate changeSource: Sustainability Times
Two new studies published in Nature and Nature Geoscience suggest that we are witnessing unprecedented climate change at a global scale incomparable to anything from the past 2,000 years. And this time the science is as certain...
The Union of Concerned Scientists and Consumer Reports performed the survey. They evaluated and compiled the responses of 1,659 Americans, to get their results. As Clean Technica relates ...
Source: The Guardian
A report by experts from 27 national science academies has set out the widespread damage global heating is already causing to people’s health and the increasingly serious impacts expected in future.
Commentary & Opinion
May 30, 2019 EPA's Fuzzy Math Not Helping Environment or EconomySource: Real Clear Politics
There’s nothing Washington loves better than a false dichotomy. Tax or cut. Spend or slash. Regulate or deregulate. Either you’re for the former or you’re for the latter. Well, that isn’t how life really works, and -- especially...
Source: The Hill
“The climate crisis isn’t somebody else’s problem. It’s everyone’s problem,” explained Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) in her opening statement at the most recent hearing for the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, Creating...
Source: The Guardian
The Guardian has updated its style guide to introduce terms that more accurately describe the environmental crises facing the world. Instead of “climate change” the preferred terms are “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown” and...
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