Climate Change: Our View

20 May 2012

Climate ChangeBy Noel McArdle

Reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the atmosphere is one of the most important responsibilities facing our generation.  Scientists believe that it may well determine the future form and survivability of our planet.  Human intervention in planetary affairs is now an indisputable fact.

Scientific studies have arrived at the sobering conclusion that 25% of mammals and up to 30 % of marine life is likely to become extinct because of human activity and the destruction of habitat.

The basic science consensus behind climate change is no longer in doubt.

Whilst it is true that there may be some peripheral argument, as to what percentage of our current climate change is natural and how much of it is the result of human activity, the scientific facts are that humans, by burning fossil fuels, have greatly contributed to the current climate change crisis.  Some scientists have even put forward the proposition that we may be already too late to avoid the worst impacts of human induced climate change.  ECO take the position that it is worth acting NOW and that we can still reduce the impact attributable to human activities if we take actions to reduce our carbon dioxide emissions.  We take the view that to ignore climate change signals is tantamount to engaging in risk-taking behaviour.  Eco also take the view that if the risks are sufficiently high, then preventative behaviour is a prudent risk reduction insurance precaution.

This is based on the proposition that without a habitable planet to occupy – there can be no economy.

Many political and economic commentators have expressed valid concerns that the challenge facing the global community is that, in the process of attempting to fix the environmental damage, we run the risk of destroying the global economy.  These are genuinely difficult questions choices for society.  It is true that the pricing of carbon will have an economic impact.  It is equally true that whilst we have included component costs such as Labour; Insurance; Rent; Travel; Telecommunications; and Finances into our final market price, we have not previously priced industrial Atmospheric Pollution into our market price structure.  That time is now.

A key question is whether our grandchildren
will have a sustainable planet on which to live?

As the Native North American Cree Indian proverb succinctly stated:

When all the waters have been poisoned
And the last fish has been caught
When will we realise we cannot eat money.

ECO is an organisation concerned with such issues.  ECO assists landowners to grow Kyoto compliant trees that sequester carbon dioxide and which we package as Registered Carbon Emission offsets to emitters.

Eco Carbon Offsets (ECO) has 3 Carbon Services which we provide to Businesses:

(i)      Carbon Footprint Measurement Consultancy Services for your Business

(ii)     Carbon Management Consultancy

(iii)    Carbon Offset Certificates which may be purchased from tree-based carbon sequestration

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