3.1 Dealing with climate: Why 1.5 Degrees?

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?

3.4 Dealing with climate: Methane gas (CH4)

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)

3.9 Dealing With Climate: Decoupling

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