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June 19, 2019

 

 

 

Welcome to our latest SnippETS newsletter.

 

In this edition we start with a look at why our priority should be on climate change. We have caused the issues, surely we should be able to fix them? With climate change expected to cost companies $1 trillion in 5 years, it makes sense to act now.

 

Start-ups are starting to look at locking carbon away for good. Timber in buildings can lock away carbon too, let’s use more. Turns out ‘Big Pharma’ emits more CO2 than the automotive industry! Nuclear power still has an important part to play in the future of energy.

 

Next, toilet paper made from stone, developed here in NZ and finally some details on the plastic bag ban which comes into effect on 1 July 2019.

 

 

Most of you will know of Bill Gates as the founder of Microsoft. He also happens to be the writer of our first article, which, in typical Gates fashion, cuts to the core of the argument with the logic often found in computer code. If we want to deal with climate change, focus on reducing CO2 emissions. Nothing else matters. Stop talking about water, plastic, diversity, workers’ rights, and volunteering. These are housekeeping issues. All our energy, resources and focus must be on climate change. Read more.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fresh research has once again confirmed that human activity is the cause behind global warming and not slow-acting and so far unidentified natural cycles in the world’s oceans. The research also ruled out the impact of volcanic eruptions or solar activity being behind the warming. It means that what humans do will change the outcome, and if and when greenhouse gas concentrations go down, so will temperatures. Our fate is in our hands. Read more.....