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Carbon dioxide is an important greenhouse gas - without it the earth would be a frozen planet. However, as is now clear to all but the most recalcitrant, humankind is producing more of it than the earth can safely handle. To avoid catastrophic climate change we must urgently reduce our emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. By carbon profiling our lives we can calculate our total annual carbon output, and work out how individual activities contribute to that total. Carbon profiling is therefore an essential step in any green lifestyle.

The Background to Carbon Profiling

Start by exploring The Evidence for Climate Change. After that you might like to consider Why is Carbon Profiling Important? When you're convinced of the need to act, read about how the Contraction and Convergence model could provide a powerful framework for the world's citizens to work together in reducing emissions.

Calculate your Carbon Profile

Carbon footprintSee My Carbon Footprint 2006, 23 January 2007 - only 3.6 tonnes!

More details to follow. In the meantime, take a look at available sources of carbon data.

Carbon Profiling Service

I can provide a carbon profiling service for both dwellings and lifestyles, benchmarked against Contraction and Convergence models. See the services I can offer for more details.

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