Climate Change

Written on February 16, 2007 by Max Oliva in Environment

Max Oliva, Associate Director, Social Impact Management
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This has been a hectic week in regards to climate change and action. Most importantly, delegates from the G8 (Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, the United States, Canada and Japan) plus 5 countries (China, India, Mexico, Brazil and South Africa), which together produce 75 percent of the world’s greenhouse gases just brought the climate change debate to Capitol Hill on February 14th.
They agreed that both developed and developing countries will have to face targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. A global market being formed to cap and trade carbon dioxide emissions was also part of that conversation.
“I am convinced that we have reached the tipping point and that the Congress of the United States will act, with the agreement of the administration,” John McCain, US Presidential Candidate
This just a couple of days after Richard Branson announced the $25 million dollar prize on Climate Change to anyone who can come up with a way to “blunt global climate change by removing at least a billion tons of carbon dioxide a year from the Earth’s atmosphere”.
Just today Al Gore made an announcement where groups like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Eyed Peas and others will be taking part in the Live Earth Concerts on July 7. “The climate crisis will only be stopped by an unprecedented and sustained global movement.”
The conversatioin is gaining momentum. I just came accross this Personal CO2 Calculator which is very easy to use and comes with simple ideas which might help you first assess your CO2 impact and then think of ways of reducing it.


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