Not All Carbon Credits are Created Equal

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Not All Carbon Credits are Created Equal

In the last decade, the markets for carbon offsets have grown tremendously in scope breadth and rigor. Meanwhile, impacts of global warming — from stronger, wetter storms to higher temperatures — become ever more present in the day-to-day lives of normal people. This is a call to action. Buying voluntary offsets can and should be a regular part of the casual environmentalist’s lifestyle, just like recycling or carpooling. In this series sponsored by Cool Effect, we’ll explore the voluntary carbon market, how to participate and why now is the time for action.

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FLIR Technology: ‘New’ Technology Shines a Camera on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Seeing is often believing when it comes to addressing the impacts of climate change. As the effects of global warming become more noticeable, scientists tell us, public opinion has been shifting toward the importance of addressing climate change. While graphs and statistics make for good discussions, it’s often the “eyeball impact” that drives home the point that the earth’s atmosphere is...
Apr 11, 2018 1:50 PM ET
Proyecto Mirador: Transforming Poor Communities Through Innovative Funding
In the highlands of Honduras, where tourism and coffee production drive the country’s economic engine, a social revolution is taking place. The Santa Barbara Mountains, known for their beauty and diverse ecology, are home to some of the most impoverished populations in Central America. Small towns spread across Honduras’ western flank belong to an unpretentious statistic: More than 60...
Feb 16, 2018 11:20 AM ET
Deconstructing Your Carbon Footprint: Save Your Sanity, Be the Change (Even If It’s Just a Little Bit)
I saw that look. You read the title of this article and rolled your eyes. Maybe you didn’t mean to, it’s just a physical manifestation of cognitive overload. We’re all tired of feeling mostly powerless in the face of global forces, both human...
Feb 9, 2018 4:15 PM ET
March for Science: Why Carbon Offsets are Good Science
Science has been around since the beginning of human civilization. It was the engine behind Aristotle’s ambitious effort to fly and even earlier than that, it helped the Babylonians fashion an understanding of time and their universe. ...
Jan 31, 2018 4:10 PM ET
Bringing “Truth to Power” on Climate Change Through Partnerships
In 2006, Al Gore’s film An Inconvenient Truth introduced audiences to the science of climate change, depicted its consequences, and sparked an ongoing debate between the believers and deniers. The film broke box office records for...
Jan 30, 2018 11:40 AM ET