I make a sandwich at home almost every day. But until today, I never thought about that sandwich’s carbon footprint as I was squirting the mustard or slicing the cheese. A new study out of the U.K. changed all that, and has me patting myself on the back for my relatively low-carbon meal.
Everyone with half a brain knows we need to address climate change by cutting carbon emissions. One of the policy options you may have heard a lot about is cap and trade. But what exactly is that, and does it really work?
Last year’s powerful El Niño left meteorologists expecting a major surge in atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions. A World Meteorological Organization report released on Monday confirms these projections, showing that CO2 concentrations “surged at a record-breaking speed in 2016 to the highest level in 800,000 years.”
For the vast majority of Americans, cars are a way of life. Most people live in suburbs or cities that aren’t dense enough to have good public transit.
Ever since climate change become a widely-recognized problem, international leaders have been looking at forests as one of the best opportunities for greenhouse gas mitigation. One thing that they overlooked, up until very recently, is that forests aren’t just full of trees.