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Carbon Blog Series #17

02.06.22

The Problem

Fossil fuels were laid down at the rate of 1 gram/second and are now being burnt at the rate of 500 tonnes/second.

Construction generates 40% of Global CO2 emissions.

Concrete = 8% of global CO2 emissions and second most consumed substance globally after water.

Embodied carbon emissions account for up to 80% of a building's total emissions over its life span in UK yet are unregulated.

10.3 million people displaced by climate change induced events in the last 6 months.

Food systems are responsible for 34% of all human caused CO2 emissions.

44% of all the CO2 we emit now will still be around in 400 years.

Latest National Climate Pledges of emissions cuts fall far short of what is required to achieve Paris targets – only 3% when 45% is needed.

 

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