The hard facts about global warming – a defining issue of our time. Climate change is happening now, and even world leaders meeting for climate talks at this year’s Cop25 know we aren’t doing enough to stop it. In fact, we’re going backwards. The UN says carbon dioxide levels in our atmosphere are going up, and the earth is on track to warm by 3.2 degrees before the century is over. The consequences of that acceleration are already proving disastrous for communities around the world. This week’s episode of Start Here cuts through the science and the politics, to get you what you need to know about what’s at stake for the planet.
From the moment we wake up to when we go to sleep we are all using energy, this emissions from this constant generation of energy has caused the world to warm by roughly 1℃.
A tipping point is where even a slight amount of warming can move the climate into an irreversible state.
The United Nations released an alarming climate report on Monday detailing how the world is not doing enough to fight climate change. CBS News’ senior national and environmental correspondent Ben Tracy joins Jericka Duncan to discuss.
Cellulosic ethanol is a biofuel that is made from the cellulose of plants. It provides a plethora of advantages to both gasoline and typical corn or grain based biofuels. In this video we explore the feasibility of large scale production and the benefits cellulosic ethanol has on the environment.
Ethanol, methanol, and biodiesel are appropriately referred to as synthetic fuels independent of origin. Coal gasification and natural gas reforming are sources of “synthesis gas”, a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide, the feed for synthetic fuel production.