Tag: climate change

UQx Carbon101x 4.2.1.3 Marginal abatement cost curves

UQx Carbon101x 4.2.1.3 Marginal abatement cost curves

In managing the carbon footprint of an organisation, it makes sense to implement the lowest cost abatement options first… But what does this mean? And, how do you work this out? In this video, we’re going to investigate “marginal abatement cost curves”, which are a useful tool for comparing and prioritising different abatement options. Consider …

What is the business behind climate change?

What is the business behind climate change?

Life on earth depends on a Goldilocks climate – not too hot and not too cold. Humankind is changing that. Industrialisation has raised temperatures around 1 degree. Experts think a further rise of another degree is possible by 2052, even after big emissions cuts. Crops will be more likely to fail, displacing human populations. In …

Google and Amazon are now in the oil business

Google and Amazon are now in the oil business

On Earth Day 2019, Google posted this video about the “urgency of radically addressing climate change in the next decade.” This is Kate Brandt, she used to be Obama’s chief sustainability officer. Now she works to make Google a global leader in “reducing or even eliminating our dependence on raw materials or fossil fuels.” Google’s …

The true cost of coffee.

The true cost of coffee.

This video is sponsored by CuriosityStream. Get access to my streaming video service, Nebula, when you sign up for CuriosityStream using the link in the description. It’s the start of a new day. You roll out from under the covers, stagger into the kitchen, and make a cup of the brew that will wake you …

The true cost of the military-industrial complex.

The true cost of the military-industrial complex.

This video is sponsored by Brilliant. It’s time to talk about the elephant in the room. The single most polluting industry in the world. The military. Specifically, the U.S. military, because the U.S. war machine currently has a yearly budget of over $700 billion, which dwarfs the military spending of the next 8 countries combined …

Climate change explained: how much will it cost? | FT

Climate change explained: how much will it cost? | FT

How much will climate change cost if we do nothing now? Well, the answer to that in some sense is, we don’t know. But, last year the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change put out a report where it estimated that, if nothing was done and if warming increased to 1.5 degrees Celsius, bearing in mind …