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CO2cut is involved in carbon reduction innovation projects including carbon certification, CO2 neutral shopping and travel and renewable energy. CO2cut is associated with Croatian Geonatura group of companies with offices in Zagreb, Croatia and London, UK.

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Science

After hundreds of thousands of years of relatively constant greenhouse gases concentration in the Earth's atmosphere, the human race has substantially disturbed the chemical balance of our atmospheric protective layer in just the last 250 years. From the dawn of the industrial revolution we have been burning fossil fuels (coal, oil, gas) at steadily increasing levels, adding far too much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The world’s population grows exponentially = more people, more fuel burning, more CO2 released.

The major scientific institutions agree that climate change is a reality and that man is at fault. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a necessary component of our atmosphere, both for plants photosynthesis and as a greenhouse gas retaining heat from the sun and keeping Earth warm enough to sustain life. However, the disproportionate amount of additional carbon we are pouring into the atmosphere without respite increases global temperatures, leading to climate change that threatens the planetary biosphere, and threatens the human race.

Despite skeptics in the scientific and political communities, overwhelming hard evidence proves our world is changing fast. The decade from 2000 to 2010 was the warmest on record and globally the average temperature increased by more than 1.4°F (0.8°C) in only the 20th century. Many cities and countries experience intensive rainfalls; still others face unprecedented frequent heat waves and destructive droughts. Oceans are warming, expanding, and becoming increasingly acidic, ice caps are melting, and sea levels are rising. Higher concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases like methane increase the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere. Water vapor is also a greenhouse gas that further warms the planet. This is called positive feedback.