17.4 Cultural Transformation: Project Drawdown

Author: Madison Convey ABSTRACT: Project Drawdown was developed with the goal to provide and accomplish, climate change solutions and eventually reach drawdown with the carbon emissions. Image source: Decisive Climate Moments Call for Bold New Tactics MAIN: Paul Hawken is an environmentalist who dove into research about carbon emissions. He began his journey in 2013 … Continue reading 17.4 Cultural Transformation: Project Drawdown

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)

5.4 Energy Sources: Wind Energy

Author: Junhao He ABSTRACT: Wind energy is a renewable energy source that is clean, cost-effective, and pollution-free. It is generated by wind turbines through the process of converting the kinetic energy of wind into electricity. Source: Canadian Renewable Energy Association MAIN: Wind energy technology presented a substantial improvement over the past few years. Besides developing … Continue reading 5.4 Energy Sources: Wind Energy

4.4 Carbon: What are emission scopes?

Author: Dannan Yan ABSTRACT: A city’s ability to mitigate climate change and take action depends on whether the city has accurate data on greenhouse gas emissions. The first thing to determine in urban greenhouse gas accounting is the urban greenhouse gas accounting boundary, which is divided into direct emissions, indirect emissions and "scope." Direct emissions … Continue reading 4.4 Carbon: What are emission scopes?

11.1 Diet: Meat

Author: Guocheng (Sam) Huang ABSTRACT: Meat consumption has increased globally, to meet the food security, the meat production will need more land to produce feed-crop and convert nature to farmland. Nevertheless, the production accounts for 14.5 % GHC emission which is challenging the Paris Agreement to keep under 2 degrees Celsius by 2050. (Data source: … Continue reading 11.1 Diet: Meat

11.3 Diet: Vegetarian/Vegan

Author: Alaa Abd-El-Aatty ABSTRACT: Food’s carbon footprint is the production of greenhouses gas from growing, harvesting, manufacturing, transporting, storing, cooking as well as disposing of food. Avoiding meat and dairy products (becoming vegetarian or vegan) is one of the biggest ways to reduce environmental impact and help fight climate change. Image credit: Our World in … Continue reading 11.3 Diet: Vegetarian/Vegan