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Followup Friday - Edition 1
Diving deeper into Carbon Offsets, Lab Grown Meat, the American Climate Corps and more
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Welcome to Followup Friday!
The climate world can resemble a fire hose: Interesting companies and research launch all the time, and we wanted to show off some of them.
From time to time we want to take the time to followup on articles we have written so far with new links and different perspectives.
Today: more highlights IEA’s Net Zero Pathways, an even deeper dive into Carbon offsets, a look behind lab grown meat, reactions to the american climate corps, and more.
Let’s dive in 🌊
More on: IEA’s Net Zero Roadmap
Let’s start with our most recent series: Diving into IEA’s Net Zero Roadmap.
There were a few people who went through the 200+ pages and highlighting their favorite sections, but I particularly enjoyed Simon Evans, the Senior Policy Editor of CarbonBrief, highlights and commentary on Twitter.
More on: Carbon Offsets
2 months ago we dived into Carbon Offsets and wrote a series trying to explain them.
Carbon Brief just published a week-long special series on carbon offsets. They go from explaining carbon offsets, going through the timeline of the history of offsets and map carbon offsets globally.
More on: Lab-Grown meat
One of our guest posts by Christoph Proeschel went into the scaling problems of Lab-Grown Meat.
This month Wired went deep into the same issue: Upside Foods, a startup specializing in lab-grown meat, has been questioned for the transparency and viability of its production methods. The company claimed to produce lab-cultivated chicken fillets in their futuristic facility, depicting large bioreactors in its guided tours, giving an impression of mass production capabilities. However, WIRED’s investigation reveals a different story, indicating that Upside's flagship product is largely crafted by hand, in small quantities, using tiny bottles called roller bottles, a more labor-intensive and costly method not suitable for mass production.
Dive deeper here
Two more interesting links:
A study shows how 12% of Americans eat half the nation's beef
Also check out Hannah Ritchies data crunch on the Carbon Footprint of meat substitutes: The data reveals that most meat substitutes boast a lower carbon footprint than meat, especially when compared to beef or lamb.
More on: The American Climate Corps
Big news this week was the announcement of the American Climate Corps. We dove into the background of Climate Corps and its potential.
Thanks for reading our first Followup Friday!
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