What is a Carbon Footprint ?

Carbon Dioxide, or CO2, is a greenhouse gas which contributes to climate change. It is produced when anything containing carbon is burned, such as coal, natural gas, petrol and other oil derivatives. In order to avoid climate change, we need to reduce the amount of CO2 we produce, both directly and indirectly. Although some suggest that all we need to do is implement some technical[…]

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What is climate change?

Fossil fuels contain carbon which has been buried in the ground for millions of years. When burnt, the carbon is released into the atmosphere in the form of┬ácarbon dioxide , a colourless odourless gas. Carbon dioxide is one of the gasses known as greenhouse gasses , so-called because they trap the sun’s heat within the atmosphere in much the same way as the glass in[…]

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