Forging Sustainability through Green Concrete: A Holistic Approach

Forging Sustainability through Green Concrete: A Holistic Approach

As surprising as it may sound, concrete is the second most consumed material in this world.  Concrete, consists of fine aggregates (sand) and coarse aggregates (rocks, gravel) bonded together by cement which hardens over time giving enormous strength to the composite structure. It was first used around 700 BC by Nabatean Traders who discovered the…

Summary of IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C

Summary of IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C

Summary for Policymakers of IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC said in a new assessment. With clear benefits to people and natural ecosystems, limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared to 2°C could go hand…

Have human emissions outweighed the capacity of carbon sinks?

Have human emissions outweighed the capacity of carbon sinks?

Nature-based solutions, such as planting trees, rehabilitating seagrass beds, or restoring mangroves, can help solve the climate crisis by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But such carbon sinks will be become less and less effective the longer humans continue to emit greenhouse gases, Louis Verchot, lead author of the Special Report on Climate Change…

The Green Initiative

The Green Initiative

Fossil fuels are organic material such as coal, petroleum, and natural gas. They have been the most used energy source since the industrial boom in the early eighteenth century. For the past two centuries, fossil fuels have dominated the energy business, providing for nearly all of the worlds energy; however, they are a limited resource…

What can I do about climate change? 14 ways to take positive action

What can I do about climate change? 14 ways to take positive action

After the UN issued a ‘code red for humanity’ on Monday, many people are asking — what can I do about climate change? Quite a lot, actually The latest report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) made for grim reading. It confirmed what many feared — that human activity is changing the Earth in…

Climate Change and threats to marine life

Climate Change and threats to marine life

Climate change poses a serious threat to life in our seas, including coral reefs and fisheries, with impacts on marine ecosystems, economies and societies, especially those most dependent upon natural resources. The risk posed by climate change can be reduced by limiting global warming to no more than 1.5°C. Life in most of the global…