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All of our most important carbon literacy content in one place with links to Instagram and LinkedIn posts. Help us by sharing!

Stages of Carbon Literacy

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Carbon footprint literacy is our jam at Clever Carbon and we see the journey in 7 stages!

Which stage are you at?!

Would you like brands to help you out with stage 6 (carbon labels)? If so, tag your favorite brands here so they know! Even better, share this post and our 2 min carbon footprint quiz: https://clevercarbon.io/quiz/

Carbon footprint literacy can help us create more transparency and accountability and can also help people get started on their #sustainability journey!

Please help us by tagging a friend so we can help more people start their carbon literacy journey!

Carbon Footprint by Country

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🤓👣Did you know the average annual carbon footprint per person is dependent on the country you live in?

🌟Average annual carbon footprint of individuals:
🇬🇧UK: 8.3 tonnes of CO2
🇻🇳Vietnam: 2.1 tonnes of CO2
🇺🇲US: 17.5 tonnes of CO2

The reasons can be complex 🧐, but access to disposable income 💲, clean energy sources ⚡, and policies and incentives 🏛️💵 are among some of the reasons.

🌟Swipe to see more!

1️⃣ Which country’s average carbon footprint surprised you?! Tell us in the comments! 🗣️

2️⃣ Save, share, and send to a friend! 🔖

3️⃣ Do you know your carbon footprint? Take our 2 min quiz to find out! https://clevercarbon.io/quiz/ 🎉

Concentration of Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere

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How much carbon dioxide (CO2) is there in the atmosphere? 🤔 We’re glad you asked! 🙌

4️⃣1️⃣8️⃣ ppm = CO2 concentration in 2022
2️⃣9️⃣6️⃣ ppm = CO2 concentration in 1900
(ppm = parts per million)

CO2 levels have fluctuated over the lifetime of planet earth, but over the last few hundred years, levels were stable and below 300 ppm. The industrial revolution brought about a need for fuel and energy, the majority of which has come from fossil fuels. When fossil fuels are burned, CO2 is released into the atmosphere. They then trap heat and lead to climate change. Today, a variety of processes contribute to greenhouse gas production including farming (if not regenerative or organic) and animal agriculture, among others.

3️⃣5️⃣0️⃣ ⬇️ ppm = CO2 concentration for a stable climate
4️⃣5️⃣0️⃣ ppm = CO2 concentration where temperatures rise above 1.5C
The data shows that if we want a stable climate, we need to be at 350 ppm or below. This means we’ll not only need to reduce CO2 production, we’ll need to also remove it.

⭐ So, 2 questions for you: ⭐
1) Do you know how much CO2 do you emit on an annual basis and how you can reduce?
2) Do you know what types of carbon removal solutions are out there?

👉For question 1, if you need somewhere to start, take our 2 min carbon footprint quiz: https://clevercarbon.io/quiz/ Share your badge and the quiz while you’re at it 😉
👉For question 2, do a web search. Learn about the different types of carbon removal solutions. An Important consideration is scale, meaning solutions that can remove gigatonnes (1000 kg = 1 tonne, 1,000,000 tonne = 1 gigatonne) of CO2. It is estimated that there are currently 3,200 gigatonnes of CO2 in the atmosphere and each year, we add about net 20 gigatonnes more.

Sources:
👉https://www.co2.earth/co2-ice-core-data 👉https://climate.mit.edu/ask-mit/what-ideal-level-carbon-dioxide-atmosphere-human-life 👉https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_dioxide_in_Earth%27s_atmosphere

Land vs Water

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Did you know that our planet is 30% land and 70% water?

In our previous post, we shared the historical and milestone CO2 concentration levels. Here’s a refresher:

4️⃣1️⃣8️⃣ ppm = CO2 concentration in 2022
2️⃣9️⃣6️⃣ ppm = CO2 concentration in 1900
3️⃣5️⃣0️⃣ ⬇️ ppm = CO2 concentration for a stable climate
4️⃣5️⃣0️⃣ ppm = CO2 concentration where temperatures rise above 1.5C

👉It is estimated that there is currently over 3,200 gigatonnes of CO2 in the atmosphere and each year, we add about net 20 gigatonnes.
👉Reducing CO2 production is a no brainer and so is removing CO2.
🌊The ocean is a natural carbon sink (removes CO2 naturally) and already removes over 10 gigatonnes of CO2 per year.

🐳What do you know about ocean CO2 removal?🐙

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