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UN Climate Change Panel’s Damning Report: “Code Red For Humanity”

UN Climate Change Panel's Damning Report-Code Red For Humanity

IPCC Climate Change Report: “Code Red For Humanity”. Cities are hotspots of global warming because these trap heat and there’s a lack of cooling areas like water and vegetation. The United Nation’s Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change, of which India is one of the 195 members, has released its sixth assessment report today. Scientists are […]

Climate change leading to melting glaciers, depleting snow cover in Himalayas: IPCC report

Climate change leading to melting glaciers depleting snow cover in Himalayas- IPCC report

Retreating snowlines and melting glaciers is a cause for alarm as this can cause a change in the water cycle, the precipitation patterns, increased floods as well as an increased scarcity of water in the future in the states across the Himalayas. Among the most alarming findings as laid out in the Inter-governmental Panel on […]

What is a carbon footprint

What is a carbon footprint

The term carbon footprint crops up a lot these days. What exactly does it actually mean? Carbon footprint is a horribly abused phrase, so it’s worth spelling out exactly what it means. When talking about climate change, footprint is a metaphor for the total impact that something has. And carbon is a shorthand for all […]

What’s the carbon footprint of…cycling a mile?

What's the carbon footprint of...cycling a mile

Cycling is usually a low-carbon way to travel – but it depends on what you eat. At 2.8kg per mile this is like driving a car that does six miles to the gallon (a shade over a mile per litre). The carbon footprint of cycling a mile:65g CO2e: powered by bananas90g CO2e: powered by cereals […]

Carbon footprint of the banana supply chain

Carbon footprint of the banana supply chain

The term “carbon footprint” is used to describe the quantity of greenhouse gases generated by an item or activity. It is expressed in carbon dioxide equivalent (amount of carbon dioxide that would have the same impact on climate change) and has been widely used over the past decade for environmental assessment. The calculation of a […]

Rapid rise in methane emissions in 10 years surprises scientists

Rapid rise in methane emissions in 10 years surprises scientists

Emissions of the powerful greenhouse gas methane have surged in the past decade, threatening to thwart global attempts to combat climate change. Methane warms planet 20 times as much as similar CO2 volumes but lack of monitoring means scientists can’t be sure of sources. Scientists have been surprised by the surge, which began just over […]

Air pollution and climate change two different aspects of the same situation

Air pollution and climate change two different aspects of the same situation

Erupting volcanoes, earthquakes, dust storms and meteorites smashing into the Earth’s crust are natural phenomena that can cause climate change and air pollution: dinosaurs may have met their end after a giant meteorite kicked up so much dust that it blocked out the sun for decades, reducing photosynthesis and preventing the growth of plants. Adding […]

What is a carbon footprint updated 2021

The term carbon footprint crops up a lot these days. What exactly does it actually mean? Carbon footprint is a horribly abused phrase, so it’s worth spelling out exactly what it means. When talking about climate change, footprint is a metaphor for the total impact that something has. And carbon is a shorthand for all […]

Carbon Footprint Calculator

Calculating your carbon footprint is an important step towards offsetting your carbon footprint on the environment. Climate change is real and while we can all limit our travel, our consumption of foreign foods – most of us don’t really want to and the goods news is, that you can absolutely go on living exactly how […]