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10 ways to neutralise your personal carbon footprint

RNZ From Nine To Noon, 20 March 2019
Dr Janet Stephenson, the Director of Otago University's Centre for Sustainability shares ten ways individuals and households can minimise their carbon footprint.

Jonathan's note: at the end of the interview, Dr Janet Stephenson refers to investing responsibly.

Warren Calls for Breakup of Tech Companies Like Amazon, Facebook

Bloomberg By Ben Brody and Molly Schuetz March 9, 2019
Democrat says ‘big tech companies have too much power’
Senator wants to split up companies that harm small business

Filling the Friendly Skies With Hot Air

Bloomberg Opinion By Adam Minter March 10, 2019
With China’s help, huge, balloon-like craft could revolutionize air transport. Just don’t call them blimps.

2018 Was the Fourth Warmest Year, Continuing Long Warming Trend

Earth's global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Why Bhutan Is All Alone in the Carbon-Neutral Nation Club

There’s a tiny nation nestled in the Himalaya mountains with so many trees -- and so little pollution -- that it actually gobbles up more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it produces. Alas for the fight against global climate change, most of the world’s countries aren’t like Bhutan. Instead, they spew out CO2 and other greenhouse gases faster than they can be contained. Countries are now pledging to fight climate change by slashing their net output of carbon dioxide to zero -- becoming what’s known as “carbon-neutral.”

This Is What Peak Car Looks Like

For many people, new forms of mobility are making privately owned vehicles obsolete.
The automobile—once both a badge of success and the most convenient conveyance between points A and B—is falling out of favor in cities around the world as ride-hailing and other new transportation options proliferate and concerns over gridlock and pollution spark a reevaluation of privately owned wheels. Auto sales in the U.S., after four record or near-record years, are declining this year, and analysts say they may never again reach those heights. Worldwide, residents are migrating to megacities—expected to be home to two-thirds of the global population by midcentury—where an automobile can be an expensive inconvenience. Young people continue to turn away from cars, with only 26 percent of U.S. 16-year-olds earning a driver’s license in 2017, a rite of passage that almost half that cohort would have obtained just 36 years ago, according to Sivak Applied Research. Likewise, the annual number of 17-year-olds taking driving tests in the U.K. has fallen 28 percent in the past decade.

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