Carbon Offsetting

Buzzwords Carbon offsetting = the action or process of compensating for carbon dioxide emissions arising from industrial or other human activity, by participating in schemes designed to make equivalent reductions of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere HeadlinesCarbon offsets are going primetime and they’re not ready – QuartzCan you really negate your carbon emissions? Carbon offsets, …

Carbon

Buzzwords Carbon = Chemical element Also see: decarbonization HeadlinesFrom stardust to pale blue dot: Carbon’s interstellar journey to Earth Carbon Capture WikipediaCarbon dioxideDirect air capture Planeta.com

Carbon Emissions

Buzzwords Carbon Emissions = the release of greenhouse gases and/or their precursors into the atmosphere over a specified area and period of time Elsewhere on the Webhttps://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/carbon-emissionshttps://stats.oecd.org/glossary/detail.asp?ID=6323 Embedded Tweets Planeta.com

Carbon Brief

Logo Elsewhere on the Web Carbon Brief – carbonbrief.org – is an award-winning website dedicated to analysis and fact-checking of energy policy and climate change science, with a focus on the UK. Key [email protected] Awards ● In 2019, Carbon Brief won the Association of British Science Writers’ Award for “Innovation of the year” for the …

Carbon Footprint

Buzzwords Carbon Footprint = the amount of carbon dioxide and other carbon compounds emitted due to the consumption of fossil fuels by a particular person, group, business … Translating: What is the carbon footprint of global tourism? (double check translations!)Spanish: ¿Cuál es la huella de carbono del turismo global?French: Quelle est l’empreinte carbone du tourisme …

Carbon Label

Buzzwords Carbon Label = Description of the the carbon dioxide emissions created as a by-product of manufacturing, transporting, or disposing of a consumer product NotesCarbon labels are important to consumers wishing to minimize their ecological footprint and contribution to global warming made by their purchases. HeadlinesWhat you eat on holiday can be worse for environment …

Carbon Neutral

Buzzwords Carbon Neutral = making no net release of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, especially through offsetting emissions by planting trees Recommended ListeningCan aviation go green? – As the airline Easyjet pledges to become carbon neutral, we ask what that really means. HeadlinesMore companies want to be “carbon neutral.” What does that mean? – Vox …

Carbon Tax

Buzzwords Carbon Tax = a tax on fossil fuels intended to reduce the emission of carbon dioxide HeadlinesKey international group says $75 per ton carbon tax could drastically curb climate changeFiscal Monitor: How to Mitigate Climate Changecarbon-taxes-a-mixed-blessing-for-the-climate Planeta.com

Carbon Pricing

Buzzwords Carbon Pricing = cost applied to carbon pollution to encourage polluters to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas they emit into the atmosphere Wikipedia: Carbon pricing seeks to address the economic problem that CO2, a known greenhouse gas, is what economists call a negative externality — a detrimental product that is not priced (charged …

Civil Cafe: Pricing Carbon

Buzzwords The bulk of Hawaii’s emissions come from the electricity and transportation sectors — driving, flying and shipping in goods and tourists from thousands of miles away. Civil Beat partnered with the Sustainability Business Forum to bring a Civil Cafe panel discussion on pricing carbon emissions. The discussion was moderated by Civil Beat’s politics and …