Waste carbon management

“Ethical Markets recommends another deeper dive by expert Akshat Rathi into decarbonization issues and metrics coming up at COP26 in Scotland, November. We keep urging more attention to the missed opportunities for carbon capture by also de-risking our global food system from its perilous reliance on the planet’s dwindling freshwater, by expanding saltwater …

STAR – New Metric Allows Businesses to Quantify Positive Biodiversity Impacts

            STAR – New Metric Allows Businesses to Quantify Positive Biodiversity Impacts The Species Threat Abatement and Restoration Metric (STAR) will, for the first time, allow businesses to estimate the potential contributions of specific nature-positive actions in specific places towards global biodiversity targets. STAR is based on …

The future, but sooner

  Leaving Yosemite National Park and traveling west along California State Route 140, you’ll wind down out of the Sierras, into the rolling foothills, and eventually cross the table-flat Central Valley. If you were driving that route on August 12, as I was, you would have been stopped in traffic …

The carbon management economy

“This report on all the groups rushing into the direct carbon capture game, indicates they are off in the wrong direction: following the money, government subsidies and expensive unnecessary technological contraption to pull CO2 out of the air, with various methods of storing it underground. This is 20th century industrial thinking, …

New urgency for carbon removal

  The latest scientific assessment from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change generated plenty of grim headlines on Monday, but at least one of its most important findings went largely unremarked upon. Cutting emissions is paramount, they say—but in order to keep warming below catastrophic levels, we now must also …

The Lancet Planetary Health, Vol.5 | Number 8 | Aug 2021

          Vol.5, Number 8, Aug 2021, e494?-?e569 Open Access Cover image by Skyscan/Science Photo Library   Current Issue   EDITORIAL e494   Adapting to the loss of climate normal The Lancet Planetary Health Full-Text HTML | PDF   COMMENT e495   Public food procurement as a game changer for …

Reduce methane or face climate catastrophe, scientists warn

  Headlines Reduce methane or face climate catastrophe, scientists warn Exclusive / Reduce methane or face climate catastrophe, scientists warn Exclusive: IPCC says gas, produced by farming, shale gas and oil extraction, playing ever-greater role in overheating planet   The A-Team / April Ross and Alix Klineman return US to sand-court glory   Curtis …

How to talk about it

  Scientists just made history by declaring, definitively and in unison, that climate change is caused by people. “It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean, and land,” they wrote in the first comprehensive report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in nearly a decade. And …

Here’s what humans are doing to the planet

        Humans are changing the climate in profound ways, triggering rapid changes and increasing extreme events around the world, a much anticipated climate report released this morning warns. Some of these changes, particularly involving the oceans and polar regions, will be irreversible for millennia. The climate assessments …