Recent research suggests it might not be as sustainable as we might think, but it’s complicated.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Archives - State of the Planet
Short answer: Moderation is key.
Individual efforts to reduce carbon emissions could, in fact, go a long way in making a difference.
These companies are among the world’s leading carbon emitters, so there can be no climate success without them.
How trash in our oceans can help us conceptualize and reduce our carbon emissions.
With these simple changes, you can make a difference without making much of an effort or financial investment.
The film and TV industries are working to produce sustainable entertainment and changing the way you think about your favorite shows and movies.
The New York Times reported on a new international agreement that will phase out hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, a chemical that is used in refrigerators and air conditioners that is a powerful greenhouse gas. The irony is that HFCs were developed to replace chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, chemicals that caused a hole in our atmosphere’s ozone layer and were banned by the Montreal Protocol of 1987.
Global communication and global travel have transformed economic life in our world and have been important tools in improving quality of life for many. They have transformed our world’s culture in ways that we do not yet fully understand. Let’s take the first small steps in building the technology and business models most appropriate to a renewable resource-based sustainable economy.
The market and government regulators are sending a message that is clear and ought not be misunderstood: people care about the environment and the quality of their air. If people did not support air pollution regulations they would not have cared about Volkswagen’s disregard of environmental law.