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Carbon Offsets: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) [Video]

John Oliver explains what carbon offsets are, what they claim to do, how they might be making climate change even worse.

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Responsibility [quote]

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When a company tries to cut its carbon footprint, how far should it cast the net? Is it responsible for the choices of its customers? What if it sells something that doesn’t have a carbon footprint at all – until the second it’s used?

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“We Are the Weather” by Jonathan Safran Foer [Review]

"We Are the Weather" by Jonathan Safran Foer [Book Review] | ecogreenlove

The reason I read this book was that I wanted to know more about sustainable agriculture. So, I search on the internet and found a list of 100 books on this topic. There were a lot of textbooks and literature for farmers and professionals in that area. So, in the end, I picked this one by Jonathan Safran Foer as it seemed to be more for newbies to the area. I got it as an audiobook and started listening. After a few minutes, I checked if I had accidentally bought another book as as Foer went on an on about suicide notes and breathing the same molecules as Hitler and Julius Ceasar – it was very confusing and not clear at all, what all that got to do with climate change and agriculture.

But I kept going – much easier with an audiobook than with a printed book, I suppose – and it slowly became clear. Before touching on the topic of agriculture, Foer talks a long time about the psychology of how the human race is handling the climate crisis. To name just two:

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Carbon Labelling Household Activities [Visuals]

Carbon labelling household activities [Visuals] | ecogreenlove

Viessmann visualized the impact of some everyday household chores and activities in terms of their CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) as we spend more time at home with our families. This standard unit is used to compare emissions from different greenhouse gases based on their global warming potential.

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Can YOU Fix Climate Change? [Video]

Never before in human history have we been richer, more advanced or powerful. And yet we feel overwhelmed in the face of rapid climate change. It seems simple on the surface. Greenhouse gases trap energy from the Sun and transfer it to our atmosphere. This leads to warmer winters, harsher summers. Dry places become drier and wet places wetter. Countless ecosystems will die while the rising oceans swallow coasts and the cities we build on them.

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