Since last time we have learnt a bit about climate project investment and are now actively looking for other alternatives to CDM-project, such as Gold Standard or Fair Trade. We will keep you informed as our search for the most climate effective investments continue.
The Guardian has made a very illustrative and scary carbon countdown clock that I recommend visiting, just to get a grasp of in how much of a hurry we are to slow down climate change. We need to act now.
With our latest offset investment we have managed to offset 90 tons of CO2! Yay! Thank you everyone!
This time the investment is in a Wind Power Project in Tamilnadu, India. The total capacity of this project is 4.35 MW generated from four wind mills. By using this kind of renewable energy instead of fossil fuel generated energy climate change hopefully will slow down somewhat.
Trump withdraws U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement and thereby the U.S. role as a leading country towards a sustainable future. America First seems to mean America Alone, and make America Great Again seems not to include solving global problems and making Our Planet Great Again.
But we still have our hopes up; it just means that the rest of us needs to do quite a bit more – if we are to try to slow down climate change at all. So what can we do? It’s awkwardly easy (on a personal level at least): fly less, eat less meat, invest green, commute green and go climate neutral now.
Here’s an interesting TED-talk about what some Republicans would like to do to get the world in the right direction regarding climate change. (I suspect the challenge will be to get the big companies affected by the tax on board. But let’s hope this goes well!)
I found an old newspaper clip from 1912 talking about the possibly dangerous link between carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and climate change. But we continued and accelerated the digging up of extreme amounts of coal from the ground and let it out into the atmosphere. The next generation won’t be very happy with us I’m afraid.