Carbon emissions are the major cause of climate change, through increasing the natural greenhouse effect.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the major greenhouse gas, but other gases such as methane have a much higher greenhouse impact per atom of carbon.
Dealing with this and avoiding catastrophic climate change is an enormous task, and requires multiple strategies, including:
- Simple living
- Carbon pricing - arguably the most effective motivation for living just a little more simply, or making more carbon-friendly consumer choices.
- Carbon sequestration, for example carbon capture and storage (a controversial technique which has yet to be applied at a large scale).
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