Author: Tara McCleery ABSTRACT: The 1.5° C limit per the Paris Agreement. Diagram 1 (Image Credit: The International Panel of Climate Change) MAIN: The Paris Agreement (‘Agreement’) is an international pact that was initiated in December 2015 and came into effect in November 2016. The Agreement is intended to reduce the effects of climate change … Continue reading 3.1 Dealing with climate: Why 1.5 Degrees?
Author: Brooke McGee ABSTRACT: Greenhouse gases are gases that absorb and trap heat in the atmosphere. The main greenhouse gases are carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and fluorinated gases. Methane Cycle: Encyclopedia Britannica MAIN Methane is emitted during the production and transport of coal, natural gas, and oil. Methane emissions also result from livestock and … Continue reading 3.4 Dealing with climate: Methane gas (CH4)
Author: Daniela Ellero ABSTRACT: 2030 is a target year in the reduction process of global temperature increase that was unanimously decided upon by 189 countries during the 2015 Paris Agreement. Graph A: Unexpected Advancements to the 2030 Goal This analysis is done over 69 countries, 50 U.S. states, and 30 Chinese provinces, which represent 85% … Continue reading 3.2 Dealing with climate: Why 2030?
Author: Lloyd Alter ABSTRACT: The carbon budget is a simplified method of estimating the maximum emissions that can be added to the atmosphere to keep under a given temperature rise. Image credit: Carbon Brief MAIN: The Carbon Budget is a target that starts with the “simple idea”, as Zeke Hausfather of Carbon Brief calls it, … Continue reading 3.3 Dealing with climate: Carbon budget
The climate is changing, and tools such as carbon offsets are implemented to mediate the shared human impact on global warming and climate change. Carbon offsets are a way to balance personal carbon footprints and reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the Earth’s atmosphere by funding or investing in environmental projects. By Juliene Bandayrel
While economic growth persists as a presiding societal objective, its cyclical relationship with climate emissions has demonstrated that neither can be sustained without harmful environmental repercussions. Decoupling, a dissolution of the aforementioned relationship, has since been proposed as a means of establishing an economy capable of continual growth without inflicting further damage to the environment. By Brynn Tauro
Jevons Paradox refers to the idea that technological advancements in sustainability or increased efficiency results in increased natural resource consumption, creating a rebound effect. By Rebecca Thompson.
Regenerative Agriculture is an approach to agricultural practices that acts holistically, by functioning like a natural ecosystem. By Mary-Elizabeth Chin
This paper uses cats and dogs as a way to show the environmental impact pets are having on the environment. By Logan Brown-DaSilva