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Dedicated to understanding complex environmental and global issues through first principles and data analysis

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Dedicated to understanding complex environmental and global issues through first principles and data analysis

    What Do ESGs Really Do?

    What Do ESGs Really Do?

    ESG stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance scoring.

    These are criteria that corporations must follow in order to demonstrate compliance with meta profit initiatives.

    But, do ESGs really do what they set out to do?

    Or are they just another regulatory burden and game put in place for companies to have to navigate, further creating division between the giant corporations and smaller businesses?

     

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    Climate Trace is Terrifying

    Climate Trace is Terrifying

    Climate Trace is the new brain child of Al Gore.

    It purports to use satellite data, amongst other technologies like Artificial Intelligence to track and locate CO2 pollution sources. 

    There are several flaws with their methodology.

    In this episode, we unpack some of these flaws and the dangers posed. 

     

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    A Case for Nuclear

    A Case for Nuclear

    Nuclear energy resulted from the culmination of countless small discoveries made by various scientists from all over the world.

    It is an amazing human achievement yet it is much maligned and discredited by environmental activists.

    Is there merit to their criticism?

    Well, our findings showed that nuclear energy is even more effective in terms of safety and CO2 emissions, than some forms of 'green' energy. 

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    Sustainability Craze

    Sustainability Craze

    Sustainability is definitely a buzzword.

    Whether it's corporations or governments, everyone wants to claim they are doing things in a 'sustainable' manner.

    But what does sustainable actually mean?

    There is no real definition, hence it can be easily manipulated.

    We took a crack at defining what Sustainability truly encompasses.

    We really did some inward thinking and came to some interesting conclusions that we are excited to share.

    If you find value in these insights, please share with a friend that may benefit as well.

    As always,

    Break down, from the ground up.

     

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    David Suzuki Comments

    David Suzuki Comments

    David Suzuki is a prominent Canadian environmentalist.

    He recently got himself in some hot water after his comments about oil pipelines and their link to climate change.

    Critics stated he was advocating for eco-terrorism by casually implying pipelines might start blowing up. 

    Was the criticism justified?

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    COP 26 Results

    COP 26 Results

    Global leaders recently gathered for COP26 to discuss the future of climate change and how countries would take actions to 'save the planet'.

    Ironically, they jetted in with their private planes to make rules for the rest of the population, that they likely will not abide by (because after all they're special and have important things to do, and you simply do not).

    What were the results of the talks?

    You might be surprised at some of the findings. We go into detail on this subject in this episode of the podcast.

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