MDIA p3-04 CARBON CYCLE 150730

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Carbon and the carbon cycle is a part of the natural system that is the foundation for life on planet earth. Activities that involve use of fossil energy add the the flow of carbon in the form of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and this in turn changes the physical characteristics of the atmosphere so that more heat from the sun is trapped and in turn heats the planet.

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MDIA p3-04 CARBON CYCLE 150730

  1. 1. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING File: MDIA-p3-04-CARBON-CYCLE-150730.odp Peter Burgess (c) All rights reserved MDIA CARBON CYCLE
  2. 2. EXPLANATION This slideset is A WORK-IN-PROGRESS. It will be upgraded periodically. It is part of a series of more than 50 slidesets. Navigation to all of these is available here: FEEDBACK is welcome. Please email to Peter Burgess … peterbnyc@gmail.com … with a catchy phrase in the subject line so that it gets attention, and please identify the specific slideset(s) involved. This explanation is version v150801. The most current text is available at: MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING http://www.truevaluemetrics.org/DBadmin/DBtxt001.php?vv1=txt00010199 http://www.truevaluemetrics.org/DBadmin/DBtxt001.php?vv1=N1-Slidesets-p3
  3. 3. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING University-of-Michigan-Carbon-Cycle-Lecture-Notes CARBON CYCLE A very readable paper about the CARBON CYCLE from the University of Michigan …
  4. 4. CARBON … an enormously important scientific element. … and a critical link between chemistry and biology MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  5. 5. The burning of CARBON produces carbon dioxide, a colorless gas that changes the heat transfer properties of the atmosphere. The chemical formula for carbon dioxide is CO2 MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  6. 6. CO2 is a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) … an important causal factor in global warming. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  7. 7. The following slides show various depictions of the CO2 dimension of the CARBON CYCLE MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  8. 8. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING SunSun BOP Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun EOP
  9. 9. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING SunSun BOP Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun EOPCARBON CYCLE
  10. 10. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING SunSun BOP Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun EOPCARBON RESERVOIRS AND FLUXES
  11. 11. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING SunSun BOP Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun EOPCARBON CYCLE – CARBON STORES
  12. 12. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING SunSun BOP Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun EOPCARBON SINK
  13. 13. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING SunSun BOP Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun EOPTEMPERATURE HISTORY
  14. 14. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING SunSun BOP Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun EOPTEMPERATURE HISTORY
  15. 15. LOCATION Billion tons carbon Rocks Oceans Soils Atmosphere (at 360ppm) Vegetation 1015 g = 1 billion tons = 1 gigaton = 1 Pedagram MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING 65,000,000 39,000 1,580 750 610 STOCKS OF CARBON
  16. 16. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING SunSun BOP Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun EOPCARBON … STOCKS AND FLOWS
  17. 17. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING SunSun BOP Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun EOPCARBON DIOXIDE CONCENTRATIONS
  18. 18. In addition to CARBON DIOXIDE, there is also METHANE with the formula CH4 METHANE is a far more potent greenhouse gas (GHG) than CO2 by a factor of more than twenty. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  19. 19. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING SunSun BOP Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun EOPMETHANE CYCLE
  20. 20. The industrial revolution has been enabled by fossil fuel energy based on CARBON. Without energy, modern quality of life that we enjoy cannot exist. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  21. 21. CONUNDRUM / CHALLENGE … MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  22. 22. How to have the energy we need to sustain and improve quality of life while also reducing the dangerous impact that GHGs are having on the atmosphere? MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  23. 23. We need technology and innovation to come to the rescue! MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  24. 24. Non-carbon energy: ● Wind ● Solar ● Hydro ● Nuclear MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  25. 25. Best practice for fossil fuels: ● Carbon capture and sequestration technology (CCS) MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  26. 26. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING SunSun BOP Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun EOPCARBON CAPTURE AND SEQUESTRATION
  27. 27. Best practice for fossil fuels: ● Using algae to capture carbon MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  28. 28. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING SunSun BOP Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun EOPALGAE TO CAPTURE CARBON
  29. 29. Least cost power generation in money profit terms results in worst behavior relative to environment. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  30. 30. When carbon emissions are costed using TrueValue impact standards … the decision parameters will be different. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  31. 31. 1 metric ton of CO2 = 1 EDU 1 metric ton of CH4 = 27 EDUs * EDU is an Environmental Degradation Unit MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  32. 32. At the moment we do not know the exchange rate that will apply between a unit of money value such as the US dollar and the EDU This is not important at this stage. A first step is to have a single measure that works for all the elements of NATURAL CAPITAL. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  33. 33. REMINDER This slideset is A WORK-IN-PROGRESS. It will be upgraded periodically. It is part of a series of more than 50 slidesets. Navigation to all of these is available here: FEEDBACK is welcome. Please email to Peter Burgess … peterbnyc@gmail.com … with a catchy phrase in the subject line so that it gets attention, and please identify the specific slideset(s) involved. This explanation is version v150801. The most current text is available at: MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING http://www.truevaluemetrics.org/DBadmin/DBtxt001.php?vv1=txt00010199 http://www.truevaluemetrics.org/DBadmin/DBtxt001.php?vv1=N1-Slidesets-p3
  34. 34. THANK YOU Some links and contact information: Peter Burgess … peterbnyc@gmail.com Peter Burgess LinkedIn profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterburgess1 Link to TrueValueMetrics.org website http://www.truevaluemetrics.org/ Link to navigation to other slides in this series: MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING http://www.truevaluemetrics.org/DBadmin/DBtxt001.php?vv1=N1-Slidesets-p3

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