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  1. It does not take to be a big fan of Sweden's 18-year-old activist Greta Thunberg to admit that Climate Change is in fact real. Much of the Covid-19 pandemic has been spent within the confines of our homes and with most people resorting to watching content on Netflix or other OTT platforms, there are countless documentaries that invariably have their connections to the adverse impacts of Global Warming. © Pinterest Our planet is slowly (No. Scratch that!), fastly exhausting its resources and in decades to come, we, our children or the children of our children, will have luxuries of nature that we continue to overlook today. Now, in a bid to put up a fight against this, American tech giant Apple on Thursday (April 15) announced a $200 million fund to invest in timber-producing commercial forestry projects. The decision of the Restore Fund, which has been launched in partnership with Conservation International and Goldman Sachs, is aimed at achieving the aim of eradicating carbon from the atmosphere while also generating profit. Apple is proud to be carbon neutral & by 2030 our products and manufacturing will be too. We take a new step today with a $200M fund to invest in working forests, one of nature’s best tools to remove carbon. https://t.co/HCWyE0vbIF — Tim Cook (@tim_cook) April 15, 2021 Lisa Jackson, Apple vice president of environment, policy, and social initiatives, in a statement, said, “Nature provides some of the best tools to remove carbon from the atmosphere. Forests, wetlands, and grasslands draw carbon from the atmosphere and store it away permanently in their soils, roots, and branches,” “Through creating a fund that generates both a financial return as well as real, and measurable carbon impacts, we aim to drive broader change in the future — encouraging investment in carbon removal around the globe. "Our hope is that others share our goals and contribute their resources to support and protect critical ecosystems.” The effort is reported to a part of the California-headquartered Apple’s broader goal to become carbon neutral across its entire value chain by the end of the current decade. At a time when Apple looks to directly eliminate 75 percent of emissions for its supply chain and products by 2030, the forest fund will also help in addressing the remaining 25 percent of the company's emissions by removing carbon from the atmosphere. Now, while for Apple and the world, it certainly looks to be a step in the right direction, however, social media users could not resist but take a dig at the company. Totally support your decision of removing carbon but not the decision of removing charger from box — AMERICAN 🇺🇸 (@insrkwetrust) April 15, 2021This still isn’t an excuse to remove the power adapter — Mohamed Enieb (@its_menieb) April 15, 2021They are literally removing carbon by removing charger from box: pic.twitter.com/UU2ozgDmIY — $&@ (@TechNinja150) April 15, 2021Cool n all that, but could we do something about the overly pollutive planes and ships, ik it's not "your thing" but that's a bigger part of this whole argument — Average Twιtter enjoyer (@mariodatwweta) April 15, 2021If you really cared about the environment, you’d move production from China to the US and Europe where there are much stricter environmental standards. This isn’t about the environment - it’s about image polishing and, ultimately, more money. — Pete (@thors_joker) April 16, 2021Really ! And you don’t provide C type adapters saying that people will already have it which is so un true !! — Abhiroop (@abhiroopdutta) April 16, 2021Scientists have already concluded that no amount of trees will remove the amount of carbon in our atmosphere. We need radical change, not fluffy "plant a tree, save the world" ish. I would've expected you of all people to be thinking forward instead of pushing fantasies. — shinji (@westofdillon) April 15, 2021Hi Tim. I applaud Apple’s commitment to being one of the greenest companies. BUT why does Apple still make Leather cases & watchbands? Factory Farming is not only cruel & unethical, it’s 1 of the biggest contributors to global warming! Please use Vegan Leather! Tesla does!🏼 — Greenmeenie (@Greenmeenie) April 15, 2021 View the full article
  2. Whether you are a billionaire or someone with a modest background, we all have some form of carbon footprint. We get to work in cars, go on vacations in planes and use electricity in our homes. However, when it comes to billionaires, energy usage can increase to astronomical levels as they often travel for work, own yachts or have multiple houses that use a lot of energy. However, not all billionaires are the same as some have a very low carbon footprint as compared to others, according to a recent study and report. © unsplash Bill Gates stressed in his recent book, the importance of climate change and how we should reduce our carbon footprint. Gates wants people to stop eating meat and switch to synthetic meat instead. He also feels going to Mars in a rocket may not be the best way to go about space travel. In fact, even though billionaires have tried to be environmentally conscious, some of them have a larger carbon footprint than the average person. © unsplash Two anthropologists from Indiana University wanted to find out whether wealth translated to a higher footprint due to consumption. The calculation by Richard Wilk and Beatriz Barros was published in The Conversation and found that billionaires do in fact have a higher carbon footprint, sometimes thousands of times higher than the average person. Since many of the billionaires own yachts, planes and multiple mansions, it all contributes to the overall carbon footprint. For perspective, a helicopter pad, submarines, pools and a yacht with a permanent crew emit about 7,020 tons of CO2 a year. In order to determine an accurate footprint, the two anthropologists focused on real estate transportation to calculate the carbon emission from each billionaire. However, to everyone’s surprise, neither Musk nor Bezos or Gates had the highest carbon footprint as the top spot is currently being held by a Russian billionaire, Roman Abramovich. According to Forbes, the Russian billionaire owns the world second largest yacht which he bought for nearly $400 million in 2010. The billionaire is also best known for owning Chelsea F.C., a Premier League football club. The second-highest carbon emitter was David Geffen, an American businessman who is a producer, film studio executive, and philanthropist. © unsplash Bill Gates on the other hand had a very "modest" carbon footprint since he does not own any yachts. Most of his carbon footprint is related to flying as he owns four private jets, a seaplane and “a collection” of helicopters. His annual footprint was measured at 7,493 metric tons of carbon. Elon musk also has a surprisingly low carbon footprint even though he owns a yacht but doesn’t take any vacations. Musk also sold all of his 8 houses and reduced his carbon footprint since 2018 as well. "While his personal carbon footprint is still hundreds of times higher than that of an average person, he demonstrates that the super-rich still has choices to make and can indeed lower their environmental impact if they so choose,” the anthropologists said. It is worth pointing out that the study excluded most billionaires from the Middle East and Asia. Most of the data relies on public records and does not include the emissions of companies they own. For example, emissions from Amazon or Tesla were not included as it would have “added another significant degree of complexity.” Source: The Conversation View the full article
  3. We’ve all heard by now that Apple has removed accessories like the EarPods and the charger from the box of the iPhone 12 and instead it will only come with a USB-C To Lightning cable. The move comes as a way for Apple to reduce its carbon footprint. However, this move may just cause even more electronic waste than ever. For starters, removing the charger from the box is only going to encourage third-party charger manufacturers to flood the market with charging bricks for the iPhone 12. Since the iPhone 12 supports PD fast charging, we can expect to see even more chargers on e-commerce websites than ever before. © Unsplash/yang-deng Not all of these chargers are going to sell out and it will create more wastage than ever before. Apple’s main argument is that people already have charging bricks at home and don’t need a new one when buying the iPhone 12. Instead, if users want new chargers, they will have to buy it separately from the Apple Store. These adapters will now have to be packed separately, shipped separately which in turn will increase environmental consequences rather than reducing them. In fact, Apple will tell you that reducing the size of the iPhone 12 box helps them reduce carbon emissions when it comes to transporting the iPhones. However, what they don’t realise is that shipping chargers separately adds to that cost as well. It was more environmentally friendly if the charger already came in the box of the iPhone 12 since it would have been more efficient and won’t require to be shipped separately. It wouldn’t require the additional packaging boxes and plastic either even if it’s recyclable. The case remains the same with third-party chargers as they will need to be packed and shipped to customers and stores as well. This one move could be more detrimental to the environment as a whole. It will cause a chain of events that will be extremely hard to get rid of. © Unsplash/andreas-haslinger If Apple really wanted to reduce its carbon footprint, the Cupertino giant should have already switched to USB-C ports for iPhones just like it did for the iPad Pro, iPad Air and MacBook laptops. Almost every device launched in 2019 and 2020 has a USB-C port and Apple’s refusal of switching to the port is only preventing it from becoming a universal standard of charging. USB-C is now used widely on computers, laptops, tablets, Android smartphones, Gaming controllers, power banks and new generation of GaN PD chargers. The fact that Apple did not switch over to the USB-C port shows that the company is not really interested in reducing electronic waste. Had that been the case, using the lightning port on the iPhone 12 would no longer be the norm. © Unsplash/mika-baumeister Much like the chargers, third-party manufacturers and Apple’s own factories now have to produce two sets of charging cables. One for iPhone users and one for everyone else who may already use multiple devices with the USB-C port. Not only will it create more e-waste, but it will also prevent the tech world from moving on to one universal charging standard which in turn will reduce carbon emissions and e-waste in the long run. It’s not like Apple hasn’t embraced the universal charging products, it just doesn’t want to implement it for its most popular and highest selling product. We can’t be really sure whether Apple would eventually move to the USB-C port. However, if Apple wants to continue on its path it has already started, the Cupertino giant really needs to start with the iPhone 12’s charging port. Sure, it will force users to replace their Lightning accessories, but it will have a far lesser impact than the lightning evolution change Apple users have had to go through with the 30-pin connector. View the full article
  4. Ever since Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton shared his “worries” about how human beings were on the verge of extinction, a lot of criticism came towards the athlete's way because of the profession he is in. i am lewis hamilton, lewis hamilton is me pic.twitter.com/PTOqMM3aEu — ðððð (@lovelyleclerc) October 15, 2019 While Hamilton talked about how important it is to turn vegan and live a life with zero carbon footprint, his critics called him out for all the carbon dioxide that comes from the super-fast cars, that he and numerous others use throughout the year while racing around in circles to win some money and shiny silver trophies. A single formula 1 car emits 17 tons of carbon dioxide a year. So F1 is dull and bad for the planet too! — Jonathan Baldwin â (@jbaldwin) April 1, 2009 Well, Formula One as a whole has finally decided to listen to their environment-friendly fans and have officially announced a plan to go 100 percent carbon neutral by the year 2030. The sport is a lot more dangerous to our Ozone than we think. It is not just the cars that emit an enormous amount of CO2, but also some of the other aspects such as travelling and establishing brand-specific centers at the location of these races turn out to be equally damaging. Even before the F1 cars turn on their fuel guzzling engines, the teams spend over seven million gallons of jet fuel in one season which leads to carbon dioxide emission worth 147 million pounds! © Reuters Considering the fact that the league hopes to make all their carbon-reduction projects sustainable by 2025 and invent the first ever “net-zero carbon hybrid internal combustion engine” around the same time, it feels like a good step but have we run out of time to make such amendments? According to a NASA report, human beings have made such an adverse impact on the environment that global warming will continue at the rate of 6 °C (10.8 °F) on average for decades if not centuries even if we completely stop emitting greenhouse gases. So even if an organisation like Formula One, which is one of the major contributors of CO2 emissions, becomes successful in curbing the adversities following the tracks of their six-time world champion in Hamilton, how big of a difference would that make? Negligible at best? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. View the full article
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  6. Shipping accounts for around 2.0 percent of global carbon emissions and that share could rise to around 15 percent if left unchecked, according to the World BankLONDON: Members of the UN International Maritime Organisation on Friday struck a deal...
  7. Water vapour billows from smokestacks at the incineration plant of Ivry-sur-Seine, near Paris, France, December 9, 2016. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/Files BONN: World carbon emissions are set to rise 2 percent this year to a new record, scientists said on Monday, dashing hopes that global emissions had already peaked. Carbon emissions had been roughly flat from 2014-16, but will increase this year mainly due to a rise in China after a two-year decline, the scientists said. Their data ? presented during negotiations among almost 200 nations in Germany about details of the 2015 Paris Agreement climate accord ? are a setback to a global goal of curbing emissions to avert more downpours, heat waves, and rising sea levels. "The plateau of last year was not peak emissions after all,? the Global Carbon Project ? a group of 76 scientists in 15 countries ? wrote of the findings. Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and industry ? the bulk of man-made greenhouse gases ? were on track to gain 2 percent from 2016 levels to a record high of about 37 billion tonnes in 2017, it said. ?Global CO2 emissions appear to be going up strongly once again ... This is very disappointing,? Corinne Le Quere ? the lead researcher and director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the Britain's University of East Anglia ? said. Glen Peters ? another leader of the study at the CICERO Center for International Climate Research in Oslo ? said China?s emissions were set to rise 3.5 percent, driven by more coal demand amid stronger economic growth. China ? the top greenhouse gas emitter ahead of the United States ? accounts for almost 30 percent of world emissions. US emissions were set to decline by 0.4 percent in 2017, a smaller fall than in recent years, also reflecting more burning of coal. Coal?s gains were linked to a rise in the price of natural gas that made coal more attractive in power plants, Peters told Reuters, rather than the effects of US President Donald Trump?s pro-coal policies. Trump plans to pull out of the Paris Agreement. European Union emissions were set to decline by 0.2 percent, which is less of a fall than in previous years. However, EU climate commissioner Miguel Arias Canete told reporters on the sidelines of UN climate talks in Bonn that the 28-nation bloc has been steadily reducing its emissions and has one of the most ambitious climate plans. ?If other countries were as ambitious as us, perhaps emissions would not have risen so much,? he added. Worldwide, ?we are probably in the level-to-upwards direction for emissions in the next years rather than level or downwards?, Peters said, because of stronger global gross domestic product (GDP) growth. Richard Black ? the director of the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit think-tank but was not involved in the study ? said carbon emissions per unit of GDP were falling. This year ?might well prove a small blip on an otherwise flattening emissions curve?, he said.
  8. KHUNJERAB PASS: This border outpost on the Karakoram Highway, slashed through the glacier-strewn Karakoram mountains to join China and Pakistan by road, boasts a new world record: It has the world?s highest automated bank teller machine. But the ATM is just one of the changes happening along the high altitude highway, which is increasingly a tourist attraction after a major upgrade as part of a $54 billion Chinese-funded effort to boost transport and trade links between the two countries. At the border post, the highest paved international crossing in the world, more than a dozen diesel semi-trailer trucks now crawl over the pass each day, and hundreds of vehicles crowded with tourists from Pakistan and China clamber up for photos and picnics. But experts say all this exhaust-spewing traffic and increasingly heavy tourism threatens the fragile Khunjerab National Park, which surrounds the high-mountain border post, and particularly its glaciers, already melting faster as a result of rising temperatures linked to climate change. The highway upgrade, part of the ambitious China Pakistan Economic Corridor, ?has two impacts ? one is positive and the other negative,? said Qamar-uz-Zaman Chaudhry, the author of Pakistan?s national climate change policy. ?It will bring in much-needed infrastructure. But the carbon emissions and the soot going into the atmosphere will definitely increase ? and our mountain glaciers will melt. We need to do a comprehensive study on the impacts and then develop a strategy,? he said. Pakistan has more glaciers than any other country outside the polar region ? more than 7,200 in the Karakoram, Himalayan and Hindu Kush ranges, according to Pakistan?s meteorological department. They feed the Indus River system, the country?s water lifeline. But data gathered over the last 50 years shows that all but around 120 of the glaciers are showing signs of melting, meteorological officials said. Warming temperatures are to blame for much of the melting but so-called ?black carbon? ? black soot released from diesel vehicle exhaust, factories, open fires and cookstoves - also is to blame, experts say. The wind-blown pollutants settle onto glaciers, darkening them and reducing their ability to reflect away sunlight, which leads to a faster rate of melting, said Ghulam Rasul, director general of Pakistan?s Meteorological Department. He said a 2013 sampling of five glaciers in northern Pakistan had shown that winds from India were blowing black carbon, largely from coal-fired power plants and steel industries, onto the lower reaches of Pakistan?s mountain glaciers. But because the particles tend to be heavy, ?at a higher level our glaciers are not tainted?, he said. That may be changing, however, as the newly expanded China-Pakistan highway brings an army of vehicles through Pakistan?s high mountains each day. ?Now our own development will be contributing to the melting,? Chaudhry noted. FASTER TRAVEL The Karakoram Highway has been around since 1982, but the Chinese-funded upgrade ? which opened in 2015 - has turned a once treacherous track into a 15-foot-wide paved road. A series of tunnels, cut through the mountains, have reduced the driving time to the Khunjerab Pass from Gilgit, the capital of Gilgit-Balistan region, from eight hours to four hours. Now trucks are pouring over the border, laden with Chinese goods and equipment headed to Sost, the first border town on the Pakistani side, and then further down the 1,300-kilometre (800-mile) highway toward the port of Gwadar. ?So far, there are around 12 to 18 trawlers (semi-trailer trucks) a day coming across five days in a week. They are expected to go up to 100 a day,? said Shabbir, a hotel owner in Sost. ?We are also expecting more Chinese tourists,? he said. The highway upgrade is just part a huge Chinese investment push into infrastructure in Pakistan ? including a series of new coal-fired power plants ? under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor project. At the Khunjerab Pass, what once was verdant grassland covered with patches of purple wildflowers is giving way to muddy, tourist-trampled grass. A large new parking has been built alongside the road to accommodate tourists. Formerly pristine streams are accumulating plastic garbage. On the way up to the pass, several glaciers ? including the Batura, one of the world?s longest outside polar regions, and the Passu ? reach down to the highway. Seven glaciers emerge from Passu peak, which towers above the highway. ?There is definitely increased melting at the terminus of these glaciers and they are thinning? said Rasul, of Pakistan?s meteorological department. Melting of the Batura glacier has led to a large lake forming next to the highway in recent years. In 2008, the melting Passu glacier, above the highway, led to a glacial lake outburst flood, which blocked and damaged the road prior to its upgrade. ?Definitely, the new infrastructure projects including the (highway) itself will be threatened by the increased melting? Chaudhry said. Rasul, however, said he is confident that the increased climate-changing emissions from the expanded highway will be absorbed by ambitious efforts now underway to replant forests in Pakistan, which has seen heavy deforestation in recent decades. He also has faith the world will cut climate-changing emissions, as agreed under the Paris climate deal in 2015, sufficiently to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. ?There is no big danger to Pakistan,? he predicted. ?Our huge ice reserves in the high mountains will last for millennia.?
  9. Planting more trees, farming more sustainably and conserving wetlands could significantly slash the amount of carbon emissions that humanity spews into the atmosphere through fossil fuel use, researchers said Monday. Better land use could reduce carbon dioxide 37 percent, enough to hold global warming below two degrees Celsius by 2030, as called for by the 2015 Paris Agreement, according to a report in the peer-reviewed Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Natural climate solutions could reduce emissions by 11.3 billion tons per year by 2030, which is equivalent to halting the burning of oil, it said. "That is huge potential, so if we are serious about climate change, then we are going to have to get serious about investing in nature, as well as in clean energy and clean transport," said Mark Tercek, chief executive officer of The Nature Conservancy, one of the institutions which contributed researchers to the study. At present, land use contributes about a quarter of the planet's carbon emissions, the leading greenhouse gas that causes the planet to warm up. According to researchers, the biggest way to slow down climate change is by planting more trees and stopping deforestation, since trees absorb large amounts of carbon from the atmosphere. Better stewardship of forests "could cost-effectively remove seven billion tons of carbon dioxide annually by 2030, equivalent to taking 1.5 billion gasoline-burning cars off the roads," said the report. Next in line is changing farming practices, which could "cost-effectively deliver 22 percent of emissions reductions according to the study, equivalent to taking 522 million gasoline cars off the road." Smarter farming solutions include improving the use of chemical fertilizers to allow better crop yields and reducing emissions of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide. "Other effective interventions include planting trees among croplands and improved management of livestock," it said. Finally, experts urge the conservation of wetlands and a halt to the draining of peatlands, which hold about one quarter of the carbon stored by the world's soils. Peatlands are disappearing fast, with some 1.9 million acres (780,000 hectares) lost globally each year, largely due to palm oil cultivation. "Their protection could secure a store of 678 million tons of carbon emissions equivalent a year by 2030 -- comparable to removing 145 million cars from the streets," said the report. These nature-based solutions must be accompanied by cuts in fossil fuel, said co-author William Schlesinger, professor emeritus of biogeochemistry at Duke University. "The results are provocative: first, because of the magnitude of potential carbon sequestration from nature, and second, because we need natural climate solutions in tandem with rapid fossil fuel emissions cuts to beat climate change," he said.
  10. An ambitious goal to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is still within reach, said researchers Monday who calculated humanity may have a larger allowable "budget" for burning carbon than previously thought. While this amounted to rare "good news" in the generally doom-and-gloom domain of climate science, it was no cause for complacency, said the authors of a study in the journal Nature Geoscience. Instead, it should revitalise efforts towards a target many had already abandoned as too onerous. "All large emitters without exception will have to step up their efforts," co-author Joeri Rogelj of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria, told AFP. Countries agreed in the Paris Agreement, adopted in 2015 after years of bickering, to limit average global warming to "well below" two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) over pre-industrial levels. They also committed to "pursuing efforts" for a more difficult 1.5 C target, for a better chance of avoiding global warming's worst effects. In a 2014 report, the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), said the carbon concentration in the atmosphere should not exceed 450 parts per million (ppm) of CO2 equivalent (CO2eq) by 2100 for a "likely", 66-percent, chance of 2 C. According to the IPCC report, the concentration in 2011 was already 430 ppm CO2eq. On the basis of the IPCC figures, a budget of 400 billion tonnes was calculated as the maximum amount of CO2 humanity can emit into the atmosphere from 2011 and still keep the 1.5 C goal in sight. For 2015, that number dropped to about 245 billion tonnes. The new analysis, however, estimates the remaining budget from 2015 to be closer to 880 billion tonnes of CO2 -- nearly four times bigger than the UN estimate, the research team said. Pressure 'not off' "This is good news but the pressure is not off," said Rogelj. The findings, he added, "revived the objective of keeping maximum warming to 1.5 C -- back from being a geophysical and socioeconomic implausibility to it being possible, yet still very challenging." The team said they used the same "Earth System" simulation models employed by the IPCC for its projections, but also other modelling tools that enabled them to explore a greater variety of possible scenarios. "Our study is based on a wider range of evidence than available at the time of the IPCC" report, said Rogelj. The results showed that reaching "carbon neutrality" by mid-century would offer "a fair chance to keep global warming to a maximum 1.5 C," he added. Carbon neutrality means removing as much carbon from the atmosphere as you put into it, in order to achieve a zero carbon footprint, or even a negative one. "The literature shows that achieving carbon neutrality is technologically and economically possible, if we start with ambitious actions today," said Rogelj. But it was clear that national carbon-cutting pledges submitted under the Paris Agreement, dubbed NDCs, "do not represent the kind of ambitious actions that are implied here," the researcher added. Keeping within the budget would require a phase-out of traditional coal power in the next two decades, and investing in trees and technology that suck CO2 from the atmosphere. The global electricity sector, said the study authors, would need to become carbon neutral, even carbon negative, by mid-century. The planet has already heated up about 1.0 C, according to scientists.
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