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Carbon Emissions Reduction, Carbon Cap and Trade, Carbon Footprint Analysis

www.know-the-number.comOur Climate is Changing!
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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

February 13, 2019 THIS SCARY MAP SHOWS HOW CLIMATE CHANGE WILL TRANSFORM YOUR CITY

Source: Wired

THE CENTRAL CONTRADICTION of climate change is that it is at once the most epic problem that our species has ever faced yet it is largely invisible to the average human

February 13, 2019 Canada's forests actually emit more carbon than they absorb

Source: The Weather Network

You might have heard that Canada's forests are an immense carbon sink, sucking up all sorts of CO2 — more than we produce — so we don't have to worry about our greenhouse gas emissions.

February 12, 2019 Flu has sickened more than 13 million this season: 5 things to know

Source: Beckers Hospital Review

The CDC estimates that there have been 13.2 million to 15.2 million flu illnesses this season.

Research & Insights

February 13, 2019 THIS SCARY MAP SHOWS HOW CLIMATE CHANGE WILL TRANSFORM YOUR CITY

Source: Wired

THE CENTRAL CONTRADICTION of climate change is that it is at once the most epic problem that our species has ever faced yet it is largely invisible to the average human

February 12, 2019 Environment in multiple crises - report

Source: BBC

Politicians and policymakers have failed to grasp the gravity of the environmental crisis facing the Earth, a report claims.

January 24, 2019 Climate Change May Be Creating a Groundwater 'Time Bomb,' Scientists Say

Source: Weather Channel

Researchers for a study published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change say more than half of the world’s groundwater systems — the largest source of usable freshwater in the world — could take more than 100 years to...

Commentary & Opinion

January 18, 2019 Why Pipeline Opposition Undermines Environmental Progress and Safety

Source: Forbes

Pipelines have been quietly providing most of the energy used in America on a daily basis for nearly a century. That is, until most recently. In recent years small, yet very vocal groups of environmentalists have argued pipelines...

January 7, 2019 How we can combat climate change ?

Source: Washington Post

Last year’s report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change sounded the alarm: The world has until 2030 to implement “rapid and far-reaching” changes to our energy, infrastructure and industrial systems to avoid 2...

January 3, 2019 5 resolutions you should make for the planet in 2019

Source: The Hill

The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill Earlier this year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued an urgent wake-up call: We need ambitious ...


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