Ever wondered what is the correlation between money, in terms of product value, and CO2 emissions? Or formulated in another way, how our spending habits affect our environment?
Keep in mind that this release is only related to production, it does not take into consideration the effects of agriculture, deforestation, water pollution or population growth, which are even more devastating to the environment and affect also other sustainability boundaries of our planet. You can read more about these on: http://reconstructromania.ro/global-warning/
To get a feeling about how bad the situation is, take a look at the graphic bellow made by the U.N., it shows the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere in the last 800 000 years. Just watch what happened in the last 100 years! We did not only reach the maximum level of CO2 in the atmosphere, but we have almost doubled it, with no sign of a decrease to normal levels. We must Green UP now, and one way to do it is by adjusting our spending habits!
More about this in the next article, until then Green UP!
More data at: https://scripps.ucsd.edu/programs/keelingcurve/