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The least sustainable pathway of the IPCC SR15 report

Looking briefly at the recent IPCC report it presents a number of pathways for keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees celsius by 2100. These follow a spectrum from enormous reductions in consumption ...
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How to compensate past CO₂ emissions

How would I compensate 250 tons of CO₂ emissions that I've created in my life? Is there a sustainable way? I know trees can absorb a lot of CO₂, but once they die, the absorbed CO₂ is back in the ...
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Mindset change in developing countries

I've travelled a bit in Africa, Middle East, and Asia. What strikes me, in all of these places, is that often in the most poverty-striken areas, things that people look up to are big cars, and ...
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Does buying wooden furniture help fight global warming?

Given the assumptions that: emissions of CO2 are indirectly contributing to global warming CO2 is captured in the bodies of trees during their lifetime CO2 is released from the bodies of trees when ...
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What are ethical ways to curb the global human population increase?

The growing global human population is and will be a massive challenge, in particular because of the strain it puts on natural ressources, which might in turn increase tensions between groups and ...
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Would a tax on non-organic meat have environmental benefits?

The production of livestock is responsible for a massive share of the methane that is released into the atmosphere, and is a major contributor to global warming. Sources: The Lancet: "Food, ...
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What can an individual contribute to the fight against global warming? [closed]

It's been so drastic - changes in environment all over the world. What can an individual contribute to fight against global warming? If it continues this way, the world as we know it won't exist ...