TITLE

Offset your emissions

AUTHOR(S)
Pearce, Fred
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
New Scientist;9/19/2009, Vol. 203 Issue 2726, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on carbon offsetting, the scheme that enables an individual to offset or redeem his or her carbon-intensive activities. Information is presented on the pros and cons of three general approaches to carbon offsetting, including investing in projects that directly cut emissions, soaking up greenhouse gases from the air by planting trees and investing in green energy in developing countries.
ACCESSION #
44605912

 

Related Articles

  • Paying for your carbon sins. Holbeck, Megan // Wild: Australia's Wilderness Adventure Magazine;Oct-Dec2009, Issue 114, p21 

    The article offers information on carbon offsetting. Some of the projects for creating offset credits that can be bought by consumers include the planting of new trees, avoidance of deforestation and renewable energy sources. It discusses the criteria that consumers can use when buying carbon...

  • Advancing a Market for Zero-Energy Homes. Farhar, Barbara C. // Solar Today;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p24 

    The article reports that U.S. policymakers, businesses, and citizens are serious about addressing the global climate crisis through carbon-mitigation efforts. According to the Department of Energy, buildings account for 71% of electricity used in the country. The annual carbon dioxide emissions...

  • Carbon Trading and How It Works. Esler, David // Business & Commercial Aviation;Aug2009, Vol. 105 Issue 2, p34 

    The article focuses on the issue of carbon trading in the commercial aviation industry. Voluntary and compulsory are the two elements in the carbon trading market. Renewable energy projects represented by carbon offsets are cited, including wind, hydro and solar, methane-capture from coal mines,...

  • CARBON CREATIVITY. Choi, Charles Q. // ASEE Prism;Mar/Apr2014, Vol. 23 Issue 7, p32 

    The article focuses on the issue of controlling emission of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2) to slow the pace of climate change. Topics discussed include researches related to utilizing CO2 to get some benefit from it such as using CO2 to recover fuel, using CO2 to improve the...

  • Burning desire for change. Jones, Morag Cuddeford // Brand Strategy;Oct2007, Issue 216, p24 

    The article examines the possibility of carbon offsetting to prevent global warming. A television advertisement which suggests that the emissions from cows add to the risk of global warming. However, many consumers and businesses opposed the proposition to get rid of these cows because it will...

  • Capping CARBON. Page, Paul // Journal of Commerce (1542-3867);3/8/2010, Vol. 11 Issue 10, p4 

    The author offers his views on the proposed cap-and-trade legislation in the U. S. Congress. The author argues that the proposed legislation will most likely not become a law. He also opines that a carbon levy would raise cost of fuel-driven operations, as proposed by the Graham-Lieberman-Kerry...

  • Carbon Offsetting: An Overview. Lee, M.; Griswold, Marcus // Points of View: Carbon Offsetting;3/1/2016, p1 

    The article discusses various issues concerning carbon offsetting. Carbon offsetting refers to an effort to mitigate the effects of global warming by allowing individuals and companies to offset carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases emissions caused by their activities. Critics of voluntary...

  • Point: Carbon Offsetting is the First Step Towards Carbon Neutrality. Rich, Alex K.; Morley, David C. // Points of View: Carbon Offsetting;3/1/2016, p2 

    The article argues that carbon offsetting is an effective way to reduce the collective ecological footprint. It asserts that carbon offsetting should be made mandatory and should be included in the Kyoto Protocol. It claims that carbon offsetting will allow individuals and companies to...

  • Media Watch. Kramer, Ted // Ecodate;Aug2011, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p9 

    The article offers information on the Clean Energy Future package of which according to the ClimateWorks Australia is better that the old Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS). It notes that the new package would achieve an extra of 63 million tonnes of abatement on the 58 million tonnes of...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics