What does carbon zero mean for my future?

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Carbon zero is when we emit, or cause to be emitted, no additional carbon dioxide, CO2, into the atmosphere (besides from breathing!). AKA carbon neutrality and net-zero.

A carbon zero economy is when sustainability is at the heart of everything: power, industry, agriculture, transportation, your daily life. Imagine a world where all cars are solar-powered, where factory farming doesn’t exist. A world where we all work and live and use power and travel smartly. That’s a carbon zero economy and that’s where we need to be, quickly.

Carbon negative is when we absorb more CO2 than we emit. We can remove large amounts of CO2 by planting industrial hemp and other plants and trees at scale.

Carbon positive is when we contribute to the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.

Atmospheric CO2 has increased by 45% since the Industrial Revolution began in 1750.

Your carbon footprint represents your contribution of CO2 to the atmosphere. Calculate yours here.

Femke NijsseCarbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere

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CO2 graph by Femke Nijsse

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Wikipedia on carbon neutrality: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_neutrality

Wikipedia on CO2 in the atmosphere: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_dioxide_in_Earth%27s_atmosphere

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Gary J Byrnes is a bestselling thriller writer by night and a tech marketing guy by day. Extensive international experience in software startups, SMEs and multinationals. Find on LinkedIn. Has researched hemp, climate change for over twenty years. Writer, blogger, parent, animal lover. 2021 is about building a new business model to enable mass planting of hemp through easy carbon offsetting at Hempoffset.com.

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