Tag Archive | Global Issues

The carbon footprint of consumption | Diana Ivanova | TEDxTrondheim



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Did you remember to turn off the lights before leaving home? Did you cut your shower short this morning? While these issues are important in decreasing your carbon footprint, Diana Ivanova argues that how you spend money is significantly more impactful.

Diana Ivanova is currently a PhD candidate in the Industrial Ecology Programme at NTNU. She works with an EU project, GLAMURS, which aims to promote a global transition towards sustainable lifestyles and a green economy. Diana’s research focuses on environmental consequences of household consumption and lifestyles. She uses statistical, econometrical and other techniques to analyze the impacts of products and services consumed by households. Diana comes from an academic background based in environmental economics and sustainability and has earned degrees both from Denmark and Sweden.

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What if Carbon Emissions Stopped Tomorrow?



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Imagine that aliens landed and gifted us a clean, limitless energy source. And instead of killing each other over this technology, we decided to immediately transform the world into a carbon-free society. This wonderous source would power our homes, industries, cars and planes, and humanity’s annual rate of carbon pollution would almost instantly fall to zero. So if we kicked our carbon addiction tomorrow, what would that mean for global warming?

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Three Steps to Cut Your Carbon Footprint 60% Today | Jackson Carpenter | TEDxAsheville



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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. He is a climate writer and member of the Collider in Asheville, NC, collaborating with scientists and businesses to address climate change. He is a coauthor of the Collider’s Business of Climate Report, and his upcoming book Carbon retells the story of climate change from a unique perspective that illuminates the commonsense solutions at our fingertips. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at