Celebrate World Bee Day

May 20 is World Bee Day. Here’s how you can help the bees 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… Continue reading Celebrate World Bee Day

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

Press Release: Hempoffset reveals how Elon Musk’s $100 million Carbon Removal contest inspired a bid for world peace

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 05 May 2022 Dublin, Ireland Climate change and greenwashing are killing the planet as Ireland’s Greentech startup, Hempoffset.com, one of 287 qualified XPRIZE teams globally, aims to end global reliance on fossil fuels Hempoffset is on a mission to end greenwashing and climate change with flower power. Industrial hemp… Continue reading Press Release: Hempoffset reveals how Elon Musk’s $100 million Carbon Removal contest inspired a bid for world peace

How carbon neutral data centres are achievable

Data centres (DCs) are the backbone of the internet ‘Cloud computing’ was a smart bit of marketing. We imagine our data to be just floating around the sky prettily. From cat memes and dog GIFs to SaaS (Software as a Service) apps to emails and webchats, pretty much all our digital lives depend on the… Continue reading How carbon neutral data centres are achievable

“Any further delay in concerted global action will miss a brief and rapidly closing window to secure a liveable future”

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) picks a great week to drop its latest warning With Putin threatening nuclear war, how about a nice reminder that the climate crisis has not gone away, but it is still an existential threat to all humanity? Thanks, IPCC! No, really. The report says: Everywhere is affected, with no… Continue reading “Any further delay in concerted global action will miss a brief and rapidly closing window to secure a liveable future”

Carbon inequality and why the super-rich need to change

Over the past 25 years, the richest 10% of the global population has been responsible for more than half of all carbon emissions… Rank injustice and inequality on this scale is a cancer. If we don’t act now, this century may be our last. Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General The world’s rich consume and consume and… Continue reading Carbon inequality and why the super-rich need to change

Air travel flight shame CO2 offset tool

Flight shame no more, hemp carbon offset is real Air travel is responsible for 2% of the world’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, with carbon dioxide (CO2) gas the main constituent. Aircraft emissions also have additional, negative effects because the waste gases are released directly into the upper atmosphere. Planes typically fly at 35,000 feet (over… Continue reading Air travel flight shame CO2 offset tool