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[Ambassador report] Thematic Report:Calculating the environmental cost of one of human activities

by Okoth Okoth | 19-05-2020 18:29 Comments 9 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



Calculating the environmental cost of one of human activities

During many occasions environmentalists talk about environmental impacts without definite statistics. This is where environmental statistics come in. environment statistics are statistics that describe the state and trends of the environment, covering the media of the natural environment, the biota within the media, and human settlements. 

The benefits of a clean and healthy environment cannot be underestimated. The capacity of the environment to supply us with clean air, water and other resources has been affected by human activities. 
According to Air Pollution and Climate Secretariat, the social cost of carbon emissions by the US government stands at $21 in 2010. In 2013, the figure rose to $37 per ton of carbon dioxide produced. The figure rose by $16 and this shows the ever rising levels of carbon dioxide in the environment. What should make us worried is the fact that the figures were a conservative estimate. 

A study led by UC San Diego’s Katherine Ricke found that the global social cost of carbon emissions was between $177 and $805 per ton. The study put America carbon emission cost to be $50 per ton and that of India at $90. The statistics put America and India to be the most culpability for climate change as opposed to the myths that less developed countries are vulnerable to impacts of climate change. These governments should be held responsible and be pressured to abide by the Paris Agreement. We should not allow the future generations to pay for the costs of climate change by limiting carbon dioxide emissions to the environment.

9 Comments

Sang Su Mentor

  • Sang Su Mentor says :
    Hi Okoth Okoth, this is a mentor Sang Su Lee.

    Thank you for researching the social cost that carbon emission incurs. It would be better if the details of statistics are included in the text. For example, why does this cost come out? Environmental cost? Recycling cost? Energy cost? Economic cost? Etc. There might be many factors affecting when one calculates the social cost and gives the value of $32 in 2013. In addition, please add the source that you take the data from.

    Thank you for your article ~!
    Posted 25-05-2020 19:20

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Okoth,

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Calculating the environmental cost of one of human activities

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 24-05-2020 22:20

Samiksha Adhikari

  • Samiksha Adhikari says :
    Hello Okoth,
    I hope You are doing great!!

    Thanks for sharing the report .
    Keep writing!!

    GREEN CHEERS!!
    Regards,
    Samiksha Adhikari.
    Posted 22-05-2020 19:02

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings okoth
    I hope you are doing well
    Yes, activities of present results the greatest impact in the future
    Thank you so much for this report
    Keep writing
    Green cheers
    Regards
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 22-05-2020 14:46

Sonika Pariyar

  • Sonika Pariyar says :
    Hello Okoth!

    Thanks for sharing about environmental cost of human activities.

    Keep on sharing!

    GREEN CHEERS!

    Regards,
    Sonika
    Posted 20-05-2020 22:11

Bal krishna Pandey

  • Bal krishna Pandey says :
    Hello Okoth,
    Thank you for your report on Calculating the environmental cost of one of human activities.
    hope to read more from you
    cheers

    Posted 20-05-2020 18:48

Manisha Pokhrel

  • Manisha Pokhrel says :
    Thanks for sharing this illuminating report
    Posted 20-05-2020 18:41

Taehyun Mentor

  • Taehyun Mentor says :
    Hello Okoth, this is mentor Taehyun!

    Thank you for your article on various environmental costs! Of course, this specific environmental cost figure for carbon emissions is good, but I think it would have been even more interesting and useful if you read the data you researched in more detail and then write down the details of how these environmental costs were calculated! However, it was good to introduce interesting content!

    Thank you for the report!

    Green cheers!
    Posted 20-05-2020 15:03

Heemani Singh

  • Heemani Singh says :
    Hello Okoth,
    Thank you for sharing your report
    Posted 20-05-2020 00:49

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