• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

An Important Issue- Carbon Trading ( College Practice Essay)

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

An Important Issue: Carbon Trading I was recently opened up to a global issue known as ?carbon trading? in my Environmental Systems and Societies class. After spending months learning about the effects of harmful greenhouse gases, fossil fuels, and ways of reducing the damaging effects of air pollution on the planet, the entire idea of carbon trading came as a surprise to me. It was brought about in response to the theory of global warming, and partially enforced by the United Nation?s 1997 Kyoto Protocol. It called for industrialized countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The trading system revolves around the distribution of paid-for permits to emit carbon. ...read more.

Middle

Firstly, the carbon trading system or, as it is known in Europe, ETS (Emission Trading System), is based upon the theoretical concept of global warming. This is not yet a scientifically verified concept. Secondly, carbon trading is not leading to significant carbon cuts. Furthermore, the wide array of difficulties in measuring the offset of emissions calls for a number of uncertainties. This brings more opportunities for tricking the entire credit system. With an expanding economic Miteva 2 market, there are more opportunities for banks and investors to make huge profits from these credits. This also could eventually become leakage, a shift of pollution from the developed to the developing countries. ...read more.

Conclusion

These are the people directly responsible for who I am today. The ETS will keep me from visiting my family. This is where the ?Cap and Trade System? personally affects me. I think it is vital that students around the world voice their opinions on this topic. When we have the opportunity to learn about the concepts of environmental protection, biodiversity, and pollution management, it is up to us as the future working generation to say what needs to be said. We need to insist on proving the Global Warming Theory by utilizing the scientific method. Based on the outcome we need to negotiate a truly global solution for the probable issue. We need to solve it in a manner which preserves personal existence, freedom, and property. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our International Baccalaureate Geography section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related International Baccalaureate Geography essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Population Essay

    4 star(s)

    In Gambia the Muslim religion is against contraception, resulting in less Gambians using them. [Source: http://www.nationmaster.com/country/ga-gambia-the/Age-_distribution] As you can see in the upper pyramid, there is a huge amount of children. This also signifies a high birth rate. [Source: http://www.nationmaster.com/country/ga-gambia-the/Age-_distribution] With this situation there are more problems associated than the high dependency ratio.

  2. Kings College operates a good example of an environmentally sustainable school? Discuss?

    Also the new toilets that were built in the summer are installed with sensors on the lights to save energy. The two classrooms that were built in 2005 have light tubes, which save money on lighting; also they have large roof ventilation to provide free cooling in the summer.

  1. Foreign Talent-Dilemma in Singapore. as we shall explain, illustrate and seek to convince in ...

    This is the first multinational global HQ to be based here3. With sales of US$9.9 billion, Caltex was Singapore's largest oil trader in 1996, an amount equivalent to about 12 percent of Singapore's Gross Domestic Product. Caltex is the largest private company in Singapore, with a 1997 turnover of S$14 billion.

  2. Global Warming, the problem, the potential impacts and alternatives to fossil fuels.

    To create the energy from these sources a pool of water or hot spring gives off steam, to create energy we place a turbine over the hotspot and this creates the electricity. The concept of this energy source was based on the coal fired power plant but this is alternatively greener.

  1. About Iberia Airlines

    �n plus, �mpreuna cu Swissair a creat Iberswiss,firma care produce peste 14 milioane de tavi de alimente de un an si care ulterior le-a v�ndut la Gate Gourmet, una dintre cele mai mari companii lidere din sectorul de catering aerian.

  2. global warming

    In winter, wear a sweater instead of turning up your thermostat. 7. Insulate your home so you won't be cold in winter. 8. Use less hot water. 9. Whenever possible, use a bus or subway, or ride your bike or walk.

  1. Antarctica Report - the environment and scientific research

    Mawson?s expedition, but at the same time is also comfortable to wear, allowing activities to be completed with ease. Todays transport in Antarctica- off-vehicles, portable rubber boats and small aircrafts- are all much more efficient than those used in Mawson?s expedition- human or dog pulled sleds and wooden carts.

  2. Antarctica Report - The Location And Purpose Of Mawson Station

    These environmental changes are likely to have an influence on the animals that live there. Nature has provided the emperor penguin with a need to adapt to the extreme conditions of Antarctica. Standing 1.2m tall, over time the largest penguin has developed many physical and behavioral adaptations that leave it

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work