ew York City climate-related losses attributable to CO2 emissions from the 5 Big Oil companies’ gas and oil products, is down from its 1973 ‘oil crisis’ peak.

New York City’s claim on 5 Big Oil: the dates that make the difference to the dollars

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An estimated $19billion will be needed to fund the infrastructure to protect New York City from storm surges such as 2012’s Super Storm Sandy, that are bound to come again and come more frequently. Mayor de Blasio’s primary claim against 5 Big Oil (BP, ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and Royal Dutch Shell) implies – correctly – […]

New York City’s claim on 5 Big Oil: the dates that make the difference to the dollars was last modified: October 22nd, 2018 by Bruce Menzies

Are we CLEAR? Carbon Liability to Earnings and Assets Ratios are here

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What is “Carbon Liability to Earnings and Assets Ratio” Carbon Liability to Earnings Ratio (CLEAR) is the ratio of a company’s direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions liability to company earnings.   It is calculated as: CLEAR = (Direct GHG emissions x Carbon Price) / Earnings   When calculating, it is preferable to use an Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation […]

Are we CLEAR? Carbon Liability to Earnings and Assets Ratios are here was last modified: August 19th, 2018 by Edward Coe

How long will carbon emissions remain in the atmosphere?

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How long will anthropogenic (man made) CO2 remain in the atmosphere? It is an easy question to ask.  There is no simple answer, although ‘forever’ is a good and somewhat terrifying approximation.  However,  it partly depends on how fast we emit the CO2 and at what concentration we stop emitting CO2. “Equilibration among the various […]

How long will carbon emissions remain in the atmosphere? was last modified: September 3rd, 2017 by Edward Coe

Carbon Dioxide: Why is it bad, or is it just hot air?

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Carbon dioxide (CO2) is  a naturally occurring gas that is vital to life on earth.  Carbon dioxide exists in our atmosphere as a trace element of about 400 ppm (parts per million).  It is part of the Earth’s ‘carbon cycle’.  It is produced by plants (photosynthesis), produced by animals (a product of respiration) and by combustion […]

Carbon Dioxide: Why is it bad, or is it just hot air? was last modified: October 22nd, 2018 by Edward Coe
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What is a carbon price and why do we need it?

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A carbon price is a cost applied to carbon emissions to motivate polluters to reduce the quantity of carbon and greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere. Those emissions have been accumulating since the advent of the  Industrial Revolution and are considered the most significant contributor towards climate change.  The associated cost of current and future damage to the environment […]

What is a carbon price and why do we need it? was last modified: August 19th, 2018 by Edward Coe
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What is COP 21 and why should I pay attention?

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COP 21 is the 21st Conference of the Parties, the annual meeting of all countries wanting to take action on climate change, also referred to as the United Nations Climate Change Conference.  This will be the 21st meeting since the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the 11th since the 1997 Kyoto agreement. […]

What is COP 21 and why should I pay attention? was last modified: October 22nd, 2018 by Edward Coe