Monday, April 4, 2016

Should carbon metrics continue to shape climate policy?

Publication by Project Syndicate questions a simplistic approach, when “climate change” has become almost synonymous with “carbon emissions”, and states that such approach alone cannot resolve the highly complex and interconnected ecological crises that world currently faces.
Rather than pursue proven solutions – leaving fossil fuels in the ground, moving away from industrial agriculture toward agroecology, creating no-waste economies, and restoring natural ecosystems, an adoption of “carbon equivalents” (CO2e) as a single "universal" unit of measure simplifies matters considerably, allowing policymakers to define the overall solutions using terminology like "carbon footprint", "emission trading", "emission certificates", etc.  Read more at