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Are carbon offsets worth the money?

Recently the former leader of the Australian Greens, Christine Milne, complained bitterly about a lack of commitment by the Australian government to emission reduction. She had issues with the targets set (too weak), the mechanisms to achieve abatement (offsets for offsets), and the increasingly believable claim that Australia is “increasingly being seen as cheating the process with rubbery figures” in the national carbon accounts. 595 more words


Hope and action

We have seen some amazing and inspiring things over the last 10 months, but since visiting Bryce Canyon in the last week I have been feeling haunted. 1,831 more words

2016 Trip

September: Transportation

Transportation is a little simpler than other topics we’ve tackled. Basically, bike, walking and transit are very good, while flying is very very bad.

Trains are good but we don’t have them here. 776 more words


Greenways, please!

Guys. I love greenways. They’re a great place to take your people on a walk so they can socialize and get some exercise. Plus, you can meet other nice dogs. 423 more words


Ciao Carbon!

Having consciously avoided emitting excessive carbon for the past 20 years, I am about to embark on a carbon creating extravaganza.  While there is no justification for this behaviour, I thought it likely that others who generally try to live low(ish) carbon lives might find my dilemma and attempts to justify it amusing. 1,687 more words

Online Purchasing Creates Opportunities to Lower the Life Cycle Carbon Footprints of Consumer Products

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (August 30, 2016 v113 n35 p9780-9785; doi: 10.1073/pnas.1522211113) / by Steven C. Isley, et al.

A major barrier to reducing greenhouse emissions from economic consumption involves information about product supply chains. 103 more words

Energy And Climate

Tracking GHG Emissions in a Regional ISO: California Stands Alone in the West

When the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) released its original Proposed Principles of Governance for a regional independent system operator (ISO), it included a proposal for the development of a methodology to track and account for emissions that are attributable to California load and resources located in California and out-of state resources serving California load.  1,000 more words