Global Warming

The Environment – Climate Change

Our planet is fragile and we should all work together to protect it for our future generations. The planet’s climate is changing and scientists now have proof that human activity is causing global warming on a major scale. Greenhouse gas emissions, waste gases from fossil fuels such as oil and gas burned for our energy requirements, are causing warming. Over …

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Emissions Trading

The Pollution Trade

In 1968 Canadian economist John Harkness Dales introduced a concept where the right to pollute was traded on the open market, arguing that it could achieve environmental goals more cost effectively than direct government regulation. The system involves permits being issued to polluters that would represent a ceiling on the total quantity of pollution that they can emit under an …

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The Development of European Union Environmental Policy

The Development of European Union Environmental Policy

Throughout the early days of the European Union, while under the guise of the European Economic Community, there was very little focus on environmental issues, with economic cooperation the main order of the day. After the UN’s ‘Conference on the Human Environment’ in Stockholm in 1972, this began to change – but it was in fact still due to economic …

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Climate Change

Global Warming Facts: Scientific Figures on Climate Change

Scientists are in the business of working in their labs, researching in the field, sharing information among colleagues, and writing papers. They are used to defending their work against scientific scrutiny and revamping and abandoning theories that do not hold up. They know how to fight for funding and get creative in working with what resources they have. But scientists …

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Air Pollution

Carbon Offsets and the Environment: Using Carbon Credits as a Means to Lower Greenhous Gas Emissions

In the battle against global warming, people are becoming more aware of the effect of their lifestyle on greenhouse gas emissions. No matter how committed a person is to lowering their carbon footprint, occasions will occur where a person’s actions will add significant carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, such as when flying. In these situations people should consider Carbon Offsets …

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