Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a greenhouse gas found naturally in Earth’s atmosphere. It is also a byproduct of industrial processes and burning fossil fuels Fossil FuelRefers to energy materials extracted from the earth and used for burning. The three main fossil fuels are oil, fossil…Read on اقرأ المزيد . The release of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere is the primary driver of global heating Global HeatingThe increase in average global temperatures, which has been primarily driven by anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions since the start of…Read on اقرأ المزيد .

The rise in average global temperature is directly proportional to concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, measured in ‘parts per million’ (ppm). Up until the 20th century, atmospheric CO2 concentrations stayed at around 280 ppm. In 2023, that figure reached a record-high level exceeding 420 ppm.

The fossil fuel industry is the main culprit behind that rise in CO2 emissions. In 2022 alone, it was responsible for over 90% of CO2 emissions globally. However, the industry has been evading accountability by promoting false solutions False SolutionsMeasures, often of technical nature, that have been proposed to deal with the climate crisis, often by fossil fuel corporations…Read on اقرأ المزيد such as Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)CCS was first commercialized in the 1970s, but it was called “enhanced oil recovery” because oil corporations pumped the captured…Read on اقرأ المزيد , hydrogen HydrogenHydrogen is usually separated from methane or water. Different ways of producing hydrogen are often referred to by various colors.…Read on اقرأ المزيد , carbon markets and carbon offsets OffsettingCompensating carbon dioxide/ greenhouse gas emissions from human activities in a certain place by removing equal amounts of emissions from…Read on اقرأ المزيد . In order to keep the rise in temperature at or below the 2 ºC and  1.5 ºC Paris Targets Paris Targets: 2° and 1.5° TargetKeeping the global mean temperature below 1.5 °C or 2°C heating compared to pre-industrial levels. Temperatures are expected to be…Read on اقرأ المزيد , CO2 concentrations need to be stabilized below 350 ppm, which will require ending the use of fossil fuels.

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