Blog: “September 2020 was the warmest September on record, NOAA reports”
“The unfashionable truth is that the only way to take direct responsibility for those emissions is to enable an equivalent amount to be absorbed, or avoid being emitted, elsewhere. In short, to offset.”～Martin Wright, Guardian Sustainable Business
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“Eight weather-related disasters that occurred last month caused $1 billion or more in damage.
September 2020 was the warmest September since global record keeping began in 1880, NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information, NCEI, reported October 14.
The month was just 0.02 degrees Celsius warmer than the previous record, held jointly by September 2015 and 2016. NASA and the European Copernicus Climate Change Service also rated the month as the warmest September on record, and the Japan Meteorological Agency rated it as the third-warmest September on record. Minor differences in rankings often occur among various research groups, the result of different ways they handle data-sparse regions such as the Arctic.
The nine months of January through September were 1.02 degrees Celsius (1.84°F) above the 20th-century average, NCEI reported. That nine-month period ranks as the second-warmest such period on record, only 0.04 degrees Celsius (0.07°F) behind the record set in 2016. According to NCEI’s annual temperature outlook, the year 2020 is virtually certain to rank among the five warmest years on record, making each of the seven calendar years 2014 through 2020 one of the seven warmest years on record, dating back to 1880.” ～Jeff Masters, Ph.D. @Yale Climate Connections
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More key readings on climate crisis, global heating and sustainability in previous blog posts.
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How to contribute to the green recovery from the coronavirus crisis?
As observed worldwide, the usage of the internet grew more significantly, than predicted, in consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Unfortunately, the impact of the internet on climate is known less than the consequences of emissions generated by commercial flights.
As the published analyzes have pointed, however, the emissions caused by these sources are approximately equal. Both of them generate 2-2.5 percent of yearly global carbon emissions.
We have to accept that a lot of technical development required to exclude the burning of fossil fuels from flights and to keep the internet running.
Until we find the practical solution that is accessible to all, the only way to reduce the emitted carbon is to compensate for residual emissions.
Carbon compensation is characterized by accuracy and proportionality. Firstly, it is accurate. Because it based on the carbon footprint calculated from recorded data of inevitable carbon emissions during a previously closed period. Secondly, it is proportionate. Because of only as many carbon offsets required to credibly offset emissions, as many equal the carbon footprint calculated before.
To pointing out, carbon offsets represent emission reductions that have been realized by verified climate protection projects.
How to make your internet presence – business and personal website, blog, and social media – climate-friendly?
In light of the above, compensate for your internet presence, supporting the green recovery from the coronavirus crisis without delay.
Start with collecting the stats of your internet presence, business or personal website, blog, and social media profiles for the past 12 months.
Having the necessary data in hand, click the Website offset option on the menu of my carbon-neutral website.
The table, which appears in a new window, lists the prices of the carbon offsets required to compensate for carbon emissions depending on the number of website visits.
Find the row in which your stats value falls within limits.
The final step is to require a Pro-forma invoice. Enter your invoicing data and confirm the selected upon your stats price of carbon offsets.
Experience shows, when a community of like-minded people starts doing something, it creates a new norm.
Join the movement of climate-friendly internet usage with your carbon-neutral website or blog!
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