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Using legos to explain carbon emissions
Need climate change data defined in simpler terms? It doesn't get any easier to understand than this.
Mon, Oct 07, 2013 at 6:22 AM
Still not clear about climate change
and the role of global carbon emissions? In this short video, Lindsay Wilson from Shrink That Footprint
breaks it down for you. Using Legos — so that even a preschooler can understand.
I know, I know — it's Monday and you're still trying to wrap your brain around your cup of coffee and start your week. So this video will make things easy for you. When you're ready and your brain is fully charged — say on Wednesday — here is some background on the latest climate change report
that is referenced in the video. The report is the one produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
that confirms without a doubt that humans are causing climate change and offers some concrete numbers on the global carbon emissions we would need to follow to avoid committing the world to higher temperatures.
Bottom line: We have already used the majority of carbon we can use. If we want to avoid irreversible climate change, we need to find other sources of fuel, or find a way to capture the carbon that is emitted from the burning of fossil fuels.
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