Global carbon emissions continue to be on the rise, reaching a new record high of 33.1 GtCo2 in 2018 (1). To put this number in perspective, the average Asian elephant weighs approximately 4 tons and is made up of a solid condensed body, carbon dioxide on the other hand, is a barely visible gas, lighter than air, which floats upwards on the wind. The amount of carbon dioxide that was released into the environment in 2018 is equal to 8,275,000,000 Asian elephants.

Carbon dioxide of course is the number one cause of warming to the earth’s climate. Elephants are not.

Carbon dioxide is one of many greenhouse gases (GHG) that react with other compounds in the atmosphere to create toxic substances that deplet...

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