How much CO2 is being removed from the atmosphere?

How much CO2 is being removed from the atmosphere?

A few days ago, the first report estimating the amount of carbon dioxide captured on the planet was published. CO₂ is one of the greenhouse gases responsible for climate change that is already experienced on the planet and one of the strategies to mitigate its impacts has been captured. However, the evaluation details, these efforts are insufficient … Read more

Private jets to Davos forum generated same CO2 as 350,000 cars

Private jets to Davos forum generated same CO2 as 350,000 cars

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, brings together more than 2,500 leaders from government, business and civil society to share ideas, outline plans and form alliances to make facing the world’s most urgent challenges, such as the climate crisis, has begun. And with it a call to environmental responsibility. … Read more

Carbon capture: a climate solution or a big fraud?

carbon capture benefits

The Climate Technology Center and Network (CTCN) explains that carbon capture and storage is a combination of technologies designed to prevent the release of carbon dioxide generated through conventional power generation and industrial production processes. It is done by injecting the carbon dioxide into a suitable underground storage reservoir. In short, capture technology separates carbon … Read more

What is blue carbon, and why do we need to protect them?

blue carbon importance

Blue carbon is the term used for carbon that is trapped by oceans or coastal ecosystems. These ecosystems sequester carbon from the atmosphere and water into the branches, leaves, roots, and the underlying soil of the trees. Hence, it is found in ecosystems such as mangroves, tidal and salt marshes, seagrasses, and coastal meadows. Such … Read more

How bad is a coal-based energy system?

why coal based energy is bad

Coal-based power plants currently generated 37% of electricity globally, and according to IEA, coal will still generate 22% of the world’s electricity in 2040 dominating the energy sector. COAL MINING Coal power generation is considered disastrous for the environment from the point where it is mined from its ore. Apart from the most obvious air … Read more

UN emissions gap report 2022, Explained!

UN Emission gap report 2022

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched the 13th edition of the Emissions Gap Report 2022 ahead of COP27. It was titled ‘The Closing Window: Climate Crisis Calls for Rapid Transformation of Societies.’ The report seeks to assess the gap between the anticipated emissions by 2030 and levels consistent with the 1.5°C and 2°C targets … Read more

Brown algae can sequester huge amounts of CO2

Brown algae can sequester huge amounts of CO2

The official publication of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States has made public a study related to the great capacity of brown algae to absorb carbon dioxide from the air, surpassing even that of terrestrial forests, for which reason they play a decisive role in the atmosphere and climate.  The study by … Read more

Why is it important to address the Aluminum industry’s carbon footprint?

Aluminium carbon emission

Aluminium industry’s carbon footprint| Aluminium is the second most abundant metallic element in Earth’s crust after iron and the most widely used non-ferrous metal. The metal is added in small amounts to several metals to improve their qualities for particular applications. For example, such as Aluminium bronzes and the majority of magnesium base alloys. Aluminum … Read more

These 8 countries have already achieved net-zero emissions

These 8 countries have already achieved net-zero emissions

Global action to combat climate change has sparked a flurry of national commitments to reach net zero emissions: the United States and many other countries are aiming for 2050, and countries like China and India are decades later. But a handful of “carbon sink” countries already have their emissions under control. Net zero emissions are reached when … Read more