Scientists tell us that human activities such as burning fossil fuels are causing significant changes to our climate system. They tell us that we need to keep fossil fuels where they are (underground). And that we need climate action now to secure our future and prevent the worst effect of climate change.
Home to millions of plants and animals, the ocean is a very large part of our planet, covering more than 70% of the Earth’s surface – no coincidence we call it our blue planet!
Today I want to explore its characteristics and share my next volunteering experience – save the date for the Ocean Lovers Festival, 22 to 24 April 2022 @Bondi Beach (Sydney, NSW, Australia).
Businesses play a key role in addressing climate change.
It is time for thought leaders to show that they are serious about climate action, and they have set ambitious net-zero targets aligned with the latest science (the 1.5C limit) with actual plans (with milestones & indicators to check the progress) to deliver on their promises.
This article provides a simple guideline to turn climate ambition into real action in your organization and achieve net-zero emissions.
We know that human emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) are a primary driver of climate change and that carbon dioxide (CO2) is the main driver. However, other greenhouse gases responsible for changing our climate, such as methane, are often overlooked. In this article I analyze methane emissions, an important driver of global warming.
I analyze the cumulative emissions of CO2 by country, look at the latest data and reflect on one aspect that we, citizens of developed countries, often forget. That we are responsible for most of the emissions already in the atmosphere, and this is why it’s our time to lead and take responsibility to combat climate change.
In this article I tell you more about the main sectors & sources responsible for these emissions (with numbers & charts) as we continue our journey to find solutions and make responsible choices every day as individuals, communities, business leaders, or government.
Today, I want to tell you about the current global average temperature, why we need to limit it to under 1.5 degrees Celsius (°C), and the potential risks if we go over that threshold. Then, I will explain the “carbon budget”, why we need net-zero emissions commitments, and conclude with what we need in terms of international targets.
We hear and read a lot of things about climate change, emissions, carbon neutrality, and so on. In the past few weeks, governments and companies have made many promises about climate action. But how are we progressing? Let’s step back from the noise and look at what’s happening in terms of emissions.