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A Pathway To 350 PPM, Part 1: Carbon Sequestration Is Vital

July 12th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Humans are responsible for emitting around 55 billion tonnes of CO2eq/year with 2⁄3 of the emissions coming from the burning of fossil carbon. Currently, there are 414 PPM of CO2 in the atmosphere, and it’s rising at just over 2 PPM per year. Even if we were to completely stop burning fossil carbon, we would still see an increase in the amount of greenhouse gases (GHGs) entering the atmosphere, largely from agriculture and potentially from positive feedback loops triggered by a hotter world

Want To Buy A New Car For Free In 10 Years? Buy An Electric Car Today

September 30th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

The report is another data point showing that a family's total cost of ownership of electric cars is better than for gasoline or diesel vehicles. And with all of the other benefits — including health, much lower greenhouse gas emissions and typically greater safety — it's not hard to see that the shift to electric cars will only accelerate

Passenger Vehicle Emissions In US Comparable To A Mt. St Helens Eruption Every 3 Days

December 8th, 2016 | by Guest Contributor

Since the Mount St Helens eruption produced 10 million tons of CO2, this means that passenger vehicles in the USA alone emit as much CO2 as a Mt St. Helens eruption happening somewhere in America every 3 days. The transportation sector (airplanes, trains, ships and automobiles) makes up 26% of US greenhouse gas emissions with the remainder coming from electricity, industry, agriculture and commercial/residential use

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