Buzzword Bingo: Carbon
climate / Carbon

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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

US Carbon Emissions
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/10/23/epa-administrator-scott-pruitts-claim-the-u-s-is-leading-the-world-in-c02-footprint-reductions

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


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    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

    Capture
    https://qz.com/1137197/the-compelling-case-for-capturing-carbon-emissions-and-burying-them-underground/

    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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    Zero Carbon

    https://twitter.com/EndOvershoot/status/940792399852339200