Many of our daily activities - such as using electricity, driving a car, or disposing of waste-cause greenhouse gas emissions. Together these emissions make up a household's carbon footprint. The calculator estimates your footprint in three areas, home energy, transportation and waste. Everyone's carbon footprint is different depending on their location, habits, and personal choices.
The Earth's climate is changing. Temperatures are rising, snow and rainfall patterns are shifting, and more extreme climate events- like heavy rainstorms and record high temperatures- are already taking place. Scientists are highly confident that many of these observed changes can be linked to the climbing levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, which are caused by human activities.
Welcome to the Eye in the Sky, an investigation into the state of the planet from the point of view of satellites. We humans long have yearned to see our surroundings from the heavens, now That we can find some of what we are disturbing. Other pictures inspire awe..and a new reverence for our green-and-blue home.
The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which commits its Parties by setting internationally binding emission reduction targets.