Carbon dioxide is essential, but laughing gas can roast us pretty quickly

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Illustration of the greenhouse effect (Background image: EPA)


SUSTAINABILITY

On a large scale, probably no. But there are ways solar can immensely help the rail infrastructure.

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World's first 100% solar-powered train in Australia (Image)

But What Would It Take To Do That?

1. 100% Rooftop Solar-Powered Trains


BOOKS

5 takeaways from the book by Naomi Klein

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Capitalism vs. Climate (Image)

1. Fossil fuel companies have carbon reserves almost five times our existing carbon budget


CLIMATE CHANGE

And vice versa.

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With agriculture, the impact of climate change becomes personal as our food starts to change.

How Agriculture Affects Climate Change

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Map A shows the global distribution and intensity of crop production (red) and cattle grazing (green) and map B shows regional changes to soil carbon stocks since 10,000BC. Most of the regions have lost carbon instead of gaining. (Source)
  1. Land use — Soil removes about one-fourth of all carbon on the Earth. As plants and trees grow, they use up carbon dioxide. When they die, the decay process releases all that they contain back into nature. If the land is…


CLIMATE CHANGE

Amazon has a massive carbon footprint. What is Bezos doing about it?

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Jeff Bezos inside the Spheres at Amazon HQ, Seattle (Image)

Amazon's Impact on the Climate

  1. It delivered nearly 3.5 billion packages in 2019. That means an enormous amount of transportation of goods — via planes, ships, trucks, etc. And this number is…


NUCLEAR ENERGY

AI can eliminate many manual and tedious tasks and bring down design, operation, and waste management costs.

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Photo by Frédéric Paulussen on Unsplash


Using influencer marketing to save the world—one tree at a time.

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People wanted him to plant 20 million trees.


NUCLEAR ENERGY

Here's a case for why we should not discard this source of abundant, carbon-free energy.

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Photo by Clemens van Lay on Unsplash

"Nuclear is ideal for dealing with climate change, because it is the only carbon-free, scalable energy source that's available 24 hours a day." — Bill Gates


CLIMATE CHANGE

Scientists say we may be headed for a 1.5˚C increase in average temperatures by 2030. What does that mean?

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Photo by Magdalena Kula Manchee on Unsplash

WHY IS 1.5˚C A CONCERNING NUMBER?

At the time of Industrial Revolution, the average global temperature was up by about 0.1˚C. …


POLITICS

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Joe Biden vs Donald Trump for US presidential elections 2020 (Image source: BBC)

Priya Aggarwal

Climate | Books | Science | Wellness

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