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  • Michael Lenox
    Agriculture is probably the one I'm most concerned about. We have a glow growing world population. We need to grow food output, and we need to do it with a smaller footprint than we do today. Two things in particular with agriculture. The use of nitrogen based fertilizers actually releases nitrogen oxide, which contributes is actually a significant greenhouse gas. And then the one that, you know, people joke about, but livestock and belching and the manure intrinsic fermentation. And so those are not insignificant sources of greenhouse gases and in particular, it's hard to imagine what the solution might be that would be viable and scalable. https://www.solvecast.com/articles/detail/28336-sustainability-and-innovation-strategies-to-combate-climate-change-with-michael-lenox-professor-darden-school-of-business
    2021-07-15
  • Michael Lenox
    So first we have transportation. A lot of people think about obviously automobiles, electrification of automobiles would be obviously the new technology that would allow us to start to decarbonizing that that of course is very dependent on the electrical generation sector decarbonizing surprising to many people. That's only about a quarter of all global emissions actually come from energy and electrical generation. So that one is going to need some combination again of renewables plus potentially other sources of zero carbon emitting sources https://www.solvecast.com/articles/detail/28336-sustainability-and-innovation-strategies-to-combate-climate-change-with-michael-lenox-professor-darden-school-of-business
    2021-07-15
  • SolveCasters
    Trends are beginning to emerge, especially at the extremes in the frequency and magnitude of floods and droughts. These trends affect everything from local weather to where crops can grow, and have consequences that will ripple through communities today and in the coming century. <a href="https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2881/earths-freshwater-future-extremes-of-flood-and-drought/">https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2881/earths-freshwater-future-extremes-of-flood-and-drought/</a>
    2020-12-24
  • Ashleigh Corker
    The biggest impact from like a climate change and carbon perspective for clothing tends to be just how much of it we buy. And so when we think about like fast fashion if you're having 24 new launches, a product sort of fashion cycles a year that's really encouraging people to buy a lot more clothing. 
 https://www.solvecast.com/articles/detail/30841-ethics-of-fast-fashion-and-the-sustainable-supply-chain-with-ashleigh-corker-co-founder-proto101
    2021-08-18
  • Ashleigh Corker
    Then there's a question of how it gets to you as a customer. A lot of retailers will put it on an airplane versus ocean, and that obviously has a lot bigger carbon footprint than a container ship in how far it goes is also a pretty big impact. 
 And so, There's lots of things you can do to sort of offset that. But not putting it on an airplane is like a big one. https://www.solvecast.com/articles/detail/30841-ethics-of-fast-fashion-and-the-sustainable-supply-chain-with-ashleigh-corker-co-founder-proto101
    2021-08-18
  • Ashleigh Corker
    Could you buy, 20%, less or less clothing this next year? You might have to be a little bit more thoughtful about what that clothing is. But it can make a big impact on your, individual, carbon footprint. 
 https://www.solvecast.com/articles/detail/30841-ethics-of-fast-fashion-and-the-sustainable-supply-chain-with-ashleigh-corker-co-founder-proto101
    2021-08-18
  • Michael Lenox
    I think people think less about industrials. So everything that we manufacturer and build and mine there's potential for admissions. And in particular, three sectors we highlight in the book are steel, cement and petrochemicals. You know, these are things that are kind of the backbone of our modern society of industrialized world. They have thousands of abuses and, and various products and services and they each have their own particular greenhouse gas emissions that they create in the production again of steel and cement and petrochemicals. https://www.solvecast.com/articles/detail/28336-sustainability-and-innovation-strategies-to-combate-climate-change-with-michael-lenox-professor-darden-school-of-business
    2021-07-15
  • Michael Lenox
    I don't see how we solve this problem without innovating new technologies that will replace the old. So a lot of our central framing is around this idea of disruptive technology. https://www.solvecast.com/articles/detail/28336-sustainability-and-innovation-strategies-to-combate-climate-change-with-michael-lenox-professor-darden-school-of-business
    2021-07-15
  • SolveCasters
    When they see the earth being warm. It's one thing when they see the rate at which the earth is warming now, compared to 20 years ago, a hundred years ago, they become almost panicky and they become convinced that we have to do something about it now. And that sense of urgency. That's really important in that kind of rhetorical communication that you're trying to do to get somebody to care, not just enough to agree with you, but enough to decide they need to actually set aside some time to help you get the job done http://www.solvecast.com/articles/detail/15342-data-visualization-for-meaningful-change-with-illah-nourbakhsh-carnegie-mellon-university-director-of-the-create-lab
    2021-03-03
  • SolveCasters
    So there's a whole slew of potential rich conceptual framework to, to work within. And so what the narrative, what the story that the teams are telling through their creative expression is unique to every team. Some teams are interested in engaging the public about their perceptions of climate change. Some are interested in communicating real time data. Through information graphics, whether that's illumination or text or some other means that show how the renewable energy is functioning. How much energy is creating an a moment in time, over a period of time. And so there are all a lot of different ways that teams approach the design brief based on what kind of story they want to tell. http://www.solvecast.com/articles/detail/15367-sustainable-design-implementation-with-the-land-art-generator
    2021-03-17
  • Bill Gates
    Manufacturing. Here we're talking about all the stuff we buy: furniture, beds, the cars themselves, all of those things. Just the very process of making cement is CO2 emitting.There’s a lot of embedded energy. We'll have to change the way that we do that manufacturing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A4npk1Deug&t=9s
    2021-03-18
  • Bill Gates
    Climate change is coming and so we need to actually innovate ahead of that the negative effects we need innovation that gives us energy that's cheaper than today's hydrocarbon energy that has zero co2 emission and is as reliable as today's an overall energy system and it's when you put all those requirements oh there you go wow that we need an energy miracle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwjC073Y9oc
    2021-03-27
  • SolveCasters
    We have so much building stock existing that we can't just demo and redo. Like we have to be using these existing buildings. In one for one reason, primarily like from a climate change perspective, there is so much embodied energy in those existing buildings that we would basically be like releasing out into the atmosphere if we demo to them. And if we were crushing those materials down and putting more energy into making them something else, or they would go sit in a landfill. And we're also offsetting future carbon needed. By not needing to build a new building because we already have something existing. So they'll like automatically the amount of carbon we're using is way lower if we're starting with an existing building. http://www.solvecast.com/articles/detail/15258-sustainable-design-resilience-planning-with-ariane-laxo
    2021-01-06
  • Alan Scott
    The impacts of climate change are already being felt. And we had to uh, massive heat waves and floods and hurricanes and wildfires over the summer. Lots of areas of the country were impacted by those things. And so we're already feeling. They have human safety as well as property damage issues. 
 https://www.solvecast.com/articles/detail/38168-solving-for-indoor-air-quality-and-resilience-with-scott-alan-sustainability-connector-and-architect
    2021-10-11
  • Alan Scott
    So it's been a passion of mine to drive down those energy energy usage and the carbon emissions associated with that. So I'm passionate about finding solutions that address both. It is true that doing strategy strategies like increasing outside air ventilation, especially in extreme climates where you have very cold temperatures or hot and a particularly hot and humid can have energy, significant energy impacts within the building. 
 https://www.solvecast.com/articles/detail/32648-solving-for-indoor-air-quality-and-building-resilience-with-scott-alan-sustainability-connector-and-architect
    2021-09-14
  • Alan Scott
    The impacts of climate change are already being felt. And we had to uh, massive heat waves and floods and hurricanes and wildfires over the summer. Uh, Lots of areas of the country were impacted by those things. And so we're already feeling. Those, , impacts. And there, they have human safety as well as property damage issues. 
 They also are impacting human health with everything from wildfire smoke to uh, mold and mildew and structures that have been flooded or. Inundated with hurricanes. Uh, So as we think to, , uh, seek solutions to increase resilience and support health and wellness now in the face of these uh, you know, current hazard events that we're facing uh, we can, , be implementing solutions that, that are also reducing carbon emissions. 
 https://www.solvecast.com/articles/detail/38168-solving-for-indoor-air-quality-and-resilience-with-scott-alan-sustainability-connector-and-architect
    2021-10-11
  • Breana Wheeler
    If you have a building that has a concrete structure immediately, just by not ripping that down, you're saving huge amounts of carbon. And I think that's the big conversation now is we're building all these new buildings is how do we avoid the embodied carbon that then has such a long payback, right? So even if even if you build a building that. Operationally is net zero. The embodied carbon can take a long time to pay off. But it certainly, we know that we can't build our way out of the net zero or out of the climate change problem. Right. We can't simply rip down, even if we had, a very low embodied carbon construction methods. https://www.solvecast.com/articles/detail/26667-healthy-buildings-for-a-post-pandemic-world
    2021-06-15
  • Breana Wheeler
    What do we do with all this building stock now, 5.6 million existing buildings in the US, we're actually building in more problems for ourselves to potentially. So how are we going to address that? It's a huge issue. And of course, lots of different industries, lots of different players in it. You have owners who, are buying and selling assets. They're trying to determine value and make a return on their investments. You have tenants who are using these buildings. Not always the most effectively, but also have a really big decisive factor in how these buildings operate. There's a lot of different pieces and trying to kind of pull all these bits together and, kind of focus them on that big picture of how do we get to net zero is pretty daunting. https://www.solvecast.com/articles/detail/26667-healthy-buildings-for-a-post-pandemic-world
    2021-06-15
  • Breana Wheeler
    Buildings contribute to about 40% of GHG emissions globally. So it's a huge footprint, and we're building more, more and more every day. And in fact, the pace of construction is really considerable. https://www.solvecast.com/articles/detail/26667-healthy-buildings-for-a-post-pandemic-world
    2021-06-15
  • SolveCasters
    The two satellites will be used to locate, quantify and make visible plumes of methane and carbon pollution, which remain major obstacles in the fight against climate change. Regulators and scientists say faster, more accurate monitoring is urgently needed to accelerate greenhouse gas reductions and keep global warming from reaching catastrophic levels. The satellites’ targets will include oil and gas operations, waste management facilities, dairies and other industries that researchers say spew much of the state’s methane, a short-lived but powerful pollutant that is more than 80 times more effective at trapping heat than carbon dioxide. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-04-15/california-to-use-satellites-to-find-greenhouse-gas-emitters
    2021-04-26
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