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How much land would be covered by the plants that turned into the fossil fuels humanity has burned?

Many climate deniers suggest that humanity is too insignificant to impact the global climate. As a visualization to counter this claim, I thought of the following exercise. How much coal, oil, and ...
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Can data from wind and solar farms be used to improve climate modeling?

As of 2018, there were over 341,000 wind turbines around the world. In the U.S. alone, a projected one million homes will have roof-top solar PV by 2020. This does not include commercial or utility ...
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If everyone had an 'American carbon footprint', how much would the world's temperatures increase?

I'm trying to create a formula that would show: If every citizen in the world had an average carbon footprint of X.X kg per month, global temperatures could rise by X.X degC by 2050. I know there ...
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What would happen to greenhouse gas emissions if no more humans were born?

While discussing global warming and climate change, I have often seen people say that overpopulation is the real problem and that the biggest thing anyone can do is have one fewer child. Some people ...
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What is the climate impact of planting one tree?

I was reading the news today, and noticed that in the UN Climate Summit, it was decided that over 11 billion trees will be planted to sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. I was thinking that ...
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Which are the 66 (65?) countries that vowed carbon neutrality by 2050 at the September 2019 UN Climate summit?

I couldn't find the list anywhere. See: Straits Times -- 66 countries vow carbon neutrality by 2050: UN Sixty-six countries have signalled their intent to achieve net zero carbon dioxide emissions ...
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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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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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Climate change, air pollutants and greenhouse gases

I am searching article since last 10 days but could not find any articles where the inter-relation between the climate change, air pollutants and greenhouse gases is clearly explained.Can you help to ...
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Do we have a way to limit rising sea levels in a warmer global climate?

So, let's be honest the global climate is warmer and is going to be even much warmer no matter what. This causes glaciers to melt and more water to move to the oceans, and rising sea levels. This also ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...