Climate is now a weapon

Conservative oil money and the US Supreme Court, plus western industry, the G7 and Russia, have weaponized energy and climate Climate is now a weapon, a political, military, and financial weapon. It’s been a tough few days, on top of the US establishment attack on women’s rights, the ongoing wars, droughts and famines, and the… Continue reading Climate is now a weapon

The opportunity for tech to save the world, Dublin Tech Summit report, #DTS22

Dublin Tech Summit confirms that global tech has a real opportunity to stop climate change How do we make things better? Dublin Tech Summit 2022 had 3 recurring themes: Sustainability, Diversity, and Inclusion. And one big surprise. It was clear that everybody wants to stop climate change and deliver a better, fairer world. What’s needed… Continue reading The opportunity for tech to save the world, Dublin Tech Summit report, #DTS22

Everyone can do their part – UN Secretary-General

The world is on a fast track to climate disaster The United Nations Secretary-General called the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change “a litany of broken climate promises” showing the world is “on a fast track to climate disaster.” In a video message, António Guterres said the report “is a file of… Continue reading Everyone can do their part – UN Secretary-General

Thailand removes hemp from its list of controlled drugs

Thailand’s progressive attitude is a wake-up call to the world Today, Thailand is the first Asian country to decriminalise cannabis and, by extension, all hemp varieties. On day one, over 100,000 Thais have applied for permits to be able to grow the plant at home, for medicinal purposes, and the government aims to distribute a… Continue reading Thailand removes hemp from its list of controlled drugs

How you can help achieve all 17 UN Global Goals and make a better world

The Global Goals are not luxurious No poverty or hunger. Human beings literally not starving to death in many parts of the world. Clean water. A toilet. These are not lofty or utopian goals. These are things that should already be. And the UN Global Goals – AKA Sustainable Development Goals, AKA SDGs – are… Continue reading How you can help achieve all 17 UN Global Goals and make a better world

Our carbon footprint calculator tools tell it like it is

Ouch! The truth can sometimes hurt We need to face the truth as a key first step toward making the change. Towards being the change. Hempoffset’s platform vision includes giving people and companies the tools they need to understand the carbon footprints of multiple activities so that we are all equipped to make the changes… Continue reading Our carbon footprint calculator tools tell it like it is

What’s the carbon footprint of your digital content?

Every device has a carbon footprint If you want to understand and measure—and ultimately reduce—digital waste then you must start with the digital devices, because it is in the manufacture and disposal of digital devices where 80% or more of the CO2 and other waste occurs. Next, you need to understand the data. How it… Continue reading What’s the carbon footprint of your digital content?

Celebrate and support bees

Here’s how you can help the bees and all pollinators Einstein famously said that if the bees die out, we only have 4 years before humanity becomes extinct. Without bees and our other pollinators, crops will die. No more fruit, vegetables, grains, or feed for animals. Desolation. Industrial hemp greatly benefits bees in many ways,… Continue reading Celebrate and support bees

Short- and long-term benefits of hemp carbon offset

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Why carbon offsets are now A GOOD THING There’s a lot of confusion around the effectiveness of carbon offsets, so let’s clear the air. Nature-based Solutions (NbS) to climate change are mainly focused on trees and forestry. There are 2 main problems with forestry offsets: 1. They take too long to show a net carbon… Continue reading Short- and long-term benefits of hemp carbon offset

Why climate is a fight we can win

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, NEVADA - MAY 09: Local residents Derek Diaz (R) and Ornan Valdivia walk near a formally sunken boat resting on a section of dry lakebed along drought-stricken Lake Mead on May 9, 2022 in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation reported that Lake Mead, North America's largest artificial reservoir, has dropped to about 1,052 feet above sea level, the lowest it's been since being filled in 1937 after the construction of the Hoover Dam. Two sets of human remains have been discovered recently as the lake continues to recede. The declining water levels are a result of a climate change-fueled megadrought coupled with increased water demands in the Southwestern United States. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

There’s a 50:50 risk we cross the 1.5C threshold in 5 years and how big oil will make sure we do Two days, two grim news stories. CNN, 10 May, 2022 reports a 50:50 chance we’ll cross the 1.5C warming threshold within the next five years: ‘There’s now a 50:50 chance that the world will… Continue reading Why climate is a fight we can win