carbon dioxide (chemical compound)

Not all carbon is created equal. Writer Jackson Carpenter argues that the power to stop climate change rests on recognizing different kinds of carbon – a shift in perspective that allows us to change the world without changing our lifestyles. Jackson Carpenter has ten years’ experience working on solutions to climate change and the development of alternative fuels.

The average carbon footprint of a person in the US is 16.5 tons –TONS. So, what can you actually do decrease this number and make a meaningful difference?

A future of rising global temperatures looks bleak. To stop it, we need to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2.5% every year, until they reach zero. Here’s how we can do it.

How much do you know about the link between climate change, extreme weather, and health? Learn how it is all connected, the life-changing impacts on our planet and people, and steps you can take to help protect yourself and those you love.

Reducing your carbon footprint just got easier. This video uses animations and humour to teach people how they can personally help prevent global warming. This video was created by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS), a collaboration of British Columbia’s four research intensive universities.

What is the true impact of global warming on human health? HMS and its affiliated hospitals recently signed a joint commitment to extensively decarbonize throughout our local medical community and actively contribute to reversing some of the ill effects of climate change. Aaron Bernstein will discuss how reducing greenhouse gas emissions provides health benefits, improves patient care and is quickly becoming critical to the future of health care.

Don’t get climate change? Watch an animation explaining the phenomenon as a 12-year-old. Global warming is the long-term rise in the average temperature of the Earth’s climate system. It is a major aspect of climate change and has been demonstrated by direct temperature measurements and by measurements of various effects of the warming.

Individual action on climate change can include personal choices in many areas, such as diet, means of long- and short-distance travel, household energy use, consumption of goods and services, and family size. Individuals can also engage in local and political advocacy around issues of climate change.