Buzzword Bingo: Carbon
climate / Carbon

on this page: headlines, recommended listening, decarbonization
related: sustainability, education, low carbon

Carbon = Chemical element

Also see: Decarbonize = To remove carbon from
http://unepfi.org/pdc

TAMS: Failed experiments with carbon in Madagascar
https://medium.com/@reddmonitor/guest-post-tams-failed-experiments-with-carbon-in-madagascar-5b294b09ea23#.nv889h9ay
https://twitter.com/reddmonitor/status/812333283421908992

Headlines

http://www.jeremyleggett.net/2016/06/summary-and-update-of-the-winning-of-the-carbon-war-amsterdam-8-june-2016
http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/markets/article-3625388/RBS-sued-145m-alleged-role-huge-carbon-trading-VAT-fraud.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/05/31/uk-to-fight-north-seas-15bn-eu-carbon-burden/
carbon-credits-how-to-tell-if-theyre-the-real-deal-or-not
Carbon capture can’t rely on fine-tuning old technologies
What happens if the carbon intensity of the grid improves?
The Burning Issue of Carbon
California’s Low-Carbon Fuel Rule Is Working, but Threats Loom

Carbon Dioxide

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/green-tech/a23417/convert-co2-into-ethanol
https://www.ornl.gov/news/nano-spike-catalysts-convert-carbon-dioxide-directly-ethanol
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/slct.201601169/full
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)2365-6549/earlyview
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/slct.201601169/epdf

Recommended Listening

Science with Chris Smith: carbon dioxide photosynthesis - Imagine if carbon dioxide emissions could be captured, and then with the help of sunlight, turned into useful products like biodegradable plastics, or even other fuel sources.

Soil carbon conundrum - There’s been a breakthrough with soil carbon trading that could get rural Australia sequestering carbon in the ground and earning credits for it. Soil carbon holds the remarkable promise of dealing with two national crises at the same time - climate change and our extensively degraded soils. But it’s deeply politicised, and the science is not clear.

Exploration - December 23, 2014

Recommended Viewing

Carbon mystery tour - Of all the elements in the universe, what makes carbon so special?

Greenwash. Guy Pearse on Big Brands and Carbon Scams - Going green is the new black for big business. But how real is the climate-friendly revolution that's being advertised?

Wikipedia

Carbon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon
Carbon dioxide: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_dioxide
Carbon Cycle: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_cycle
Biochar: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biochar
REDD: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reducing_emissions_from_deforestation_and_forest_degradation

REDD

Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) is a scheme where governments, companies or forest owners are recompensed for not cutting down forests and the calculation is made as to the amount of carbon dioxide emissions saved. It has many critics as it has lead to forest peoples being evicted from their land while the main beneficiaries have been carbon traders.

Emissions Trading

http://www.emissierechten.nl
@timbales


RSS

carbon - Google News


Autonomous Observations of the Ocean Biological Carbon Pump


Biochar

Biochar is charcoal created by pyrolysis of biomass, and differs from charcoal only in the sense that its primary use is not for fuel, but for biosequestration or atmospheric carbon capture and storage.

Carbon Bubbles

carbon-bubble-financial-crash-crisis
extreme-weather-and-bubbles

Carbon Footprint of Electric Cars

http://www.owningelectriccar.com/national-grid-electric.html

Carbon Footprint of Travel
http://www.soneva.com/carbon-footprint

Carbon Pricing (Australia)

http://theconversation.com/is-carbon-pricing-reducing-emissions-15562

Carbon Tax

http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2015/02/elon-musk-on-why-we-need-a-carbon-tax

LinkedIn

Carbon offsets – part of the problem or the solution?

Carbon Offsetting

Carbon offsets may be well-intentioned, but they don't fulfill their goal. Carbon offsets are not a viable solution to the huge problem we have with carbon emissions and climate changes. Instead carbon offsets give individuals the incentive to just continue travelling and that is very seductive. What we really need is to reduce our emissions, not to offset them. We need to change to low carbon energy, to renewable energy. Tree planting has nothing to do with reducing emissions. We need to restore forests for many reasons but to make up for our emissions is not one of them.

Question: Do you offer a volume discount for carbon offsetting?

Quote:

"Offsets are an imaginary commodity created by deducting what you hope happens from what you guess would have happened. " (Welch, 2007)

Elsewhere on the Web

Carbon Reduction Institute
https://www.atmosfair.de
http://www.worldlandtrust.org/eco-services/offsetting/individuals

Criticisms

Carbon offsets can do more environmental harm than good

Gold Standard

http://www.goldstandard.org
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CDM_Gold_Standard

A carbon offsetting organisation enables you to calculate the amount of CO2 emitted by your travels and to pay for the same amount of carbon emissions to be prevented through specific projects. Gold Standard Projects also have socio-economic community benefits. Atmosfair for example only supports Gold Standard projects.

Misc

Carbon leakage

Twitter

@SaveCutCarbon
@mexico2_pmc

Artwork

Where is the Carbon Going?

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