False Methane Math

Because of the difference in nature between methane and carbon dioxide we should cease expressing the climate effect of methane in carbon dioxide equivalents. This has important implications for policy as well as for the assessment of different strategies for minimizing the climate effect of production or lifestyles. Culling all cows may sound like a great proposition if we use the conventional metrics but is actually a rather futile effort to curb climate change. 

Beyond Paris: Avoiding the Trap of Carbon Metrics

Until recently terms like “carbon accounting,” “carbon footprint,” and “carbon offsetting” would have raised some quizzical eyebrows among the general public. Today, such carbon-based metrics are everywhere, but are they helpful or unhelpful in motivating the necessary action on climate change?

EPA Carbon Rules, Climate Progress? – headlines

•Here’s Why The Carbon Regulations EPA Will Announce Monday Are So Important •A guide to Obama’s new rules to cut carbon emissions from power plants •EPA unveils far-reaching climate plan targeting power plants •Obama’s New Plan To Fight Climate Change Is A Really Big Deal