c l i m a t e c r i s i s
When we use fossil-fueled energy sources, we contribute to the growing amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, which warms our oceans. A paper in 2009 found that household energy use accounts for a staggering 38% of all US carbon emissions!
Household actions can provide a behavioral wedge to rapidly reduce US carbon emissions. Dietz et al. 2009.
In order to mitigate climate change, we need to not only reduce our emissions, but use nature and technology to sequester them as well. Plants, such as bamboo, suck carbon out of the air and store it in the soil, called carbon sequestration!
Bamboo and climate change mitigation. Yipping, L. et al. 2010.
Sea level rise is a hot topic within political and scientific communities. Predictions of ocean rising are calculated based on how much ice melts and on how many icebergs break off of glaciers. Global sea temperatures are rising and that also adds to sea level rise because water molecules spread out when heated, resulting in a larger volume.
Ice sheet contributions to future sea-level rise from structured expert judgment. Bamber et al. 2019.
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