What Does Net-Zero Emissions Mean?
Climate Change Pledges – “Net-Zero Emissions”
There is the question….
Is that really possible?
“You’ll probably hear the term “net-zero emissions” a lot over the coming weeks as government leaders and CEOs, under pressure, talk about how they’ll reduce their countries’ or businesses’ impact on climate change. Amazon, for example, just announced that more than 200 companies have now joined its Climate Pledge, committing to reach net-zero emissions by 2040”
When we learn about companies and what they plan to do about the need to find sustainable alternatives for so many items that we use and depend upon everyday, we wonder what they mean.
The article below from The Conversation.com is designed
to answer that question for us.
Here is an interesting quote from the article:
“But what does net-zero emissions actually mean?
“Zero emissions” – without the “net” caveat – means emitting no greenhouse gases.
“Net-zero emissions” has more wiggle room. It’s like balancing a checkbook. The country or company cuts most of its emissions through efficiency and clean energy, then offsets the rest by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere or eliminating emissions elsewhere.”
Because we do live on this planet and what is happening on the planet does affect us, it is important to begin discussions about what is happening around us, and what is the best direction for us, as those living here, should take. Our bigger organizations produce most of the destructive emissions and disruptive behaviors, so what they are pledging affects our living habits in many different ways.
I find this question similar to the questions regarding our recent pandemic and many other questions the world is asking at this time. Should we mask up? or should we get “the shot”?, “what are the best answers?”. Finding people we can trust to give us “good, truthful information” is up to us. Therefore, we are being asked in this time of change to use our own discernment, do our own research and listen to our hearts.
There are experts telling us about so many ways to correct what is wrong in our world, it could make our heads spin. There are also many ways to make things sound one way; when there is actually another truth; answers can be manipulated by experts with an agenda. We can see strictly by the above “word game” that we must be careful when making early judgements.
I enjoy truth and the article from TheConversation.com gives us the opportunity to stop and consider what is being told us about what we are hearing from our manufacturing, engineering, retail stores, construction, mining, distribution, and energy companies that are so important to our economy at this time. Personally, I was a little naive and believed everything most people told me, especially if they were an authority figure or appeared to be the expert in a field. For me, that has changed. I now understand how important it is for us to do our own research, make our own decision or conclusion, and trust our decisions to be correct after using our own discernment. There is nothing wrong with “healthy skepticism”, but there is something incomplete in “blind acceptance”.
One of the major lessons I have learned over the past few years is meanings of words and how they have been used to advantages for others, such as those we trust, in our world. Consider the word “understand”. Yes, these are two words put together, but look at the word in a new way and you realize, for example, how this word is used to manipulate different settings. When you are in a courtroom, you are asked if you “understand” by the judge. How could this meaning be “understood” by the judge asking the question? Possibly by your personal rights, standing under the judge’s standing in that courtroom? This is one way that words have been used in very specific ways by those that have agenda’s to follow.
*(I just heard two words that could easily be used in deceptive ways, so I just wanted to share them with you.)
Being aware, is not taking everything told to us at “face value”. “Authority Figures” and “Experts” have given us information in ways that sometimes don’t tell us entire truths. When we decide to face this fact, take our own actions to learn the truth, and recognize that there are “evil agendas” or “agendas that do not benefit the whole”, we take more time to look closer at what is being said to us.
I appreciate the article, very much. Looking into information provided to us by businesses and organizations with their agendas for operating control of their financial outcomes, can find ways of making us, the public come to the wrong conclusions.
There are many sincere, honest people working for various organizations and businesses, but it is up to us to recognize those that stand for the best for all of us, including our planet.
Sustainability should be important to all of us. The word itself, denotes the ability for us to use our resources wisely, safely and with an eye toward future generations having the resources for happy, healthy lives too.
The goal of MyRecruitingWebsite.com is to find companies making improvements for this purpose. Working with companies that are serious about sustaining our planet now and for the future, is important and provides important employment for today’s workers. Our world needs sustainable sources. Connecting early workers with this type of business is an important part of what we can do today, to make changes for the future.
Thank you for reading. Thank you for sharing and supporting our efforts to making our future more sustainable. Stay aware and follow your heart.
Debbie Foster – DFosterandfriends.org