Why Carbon Monitor?

Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns. These shifts may be natural, such as through variations in the solar cycle. But since the 1800s, human activities have been the main driver of climate change, primarily due to burning fossil fuels like coal, oil, and gas. 

Ascent partners has developed Carbon Monitor, a free to use website for individuals and businesses to access the latest articles and developments in the Carbon markets globally. 

One of the most important things you can do about climate change is to talk about it. ​This is where Carbon Monitor comes into play.

With “fake news” dominating information dissemination, we at Ascent Partners have undertaken to provide our readers with the latest news that has been vetted for authenticity. 

People trust their peers, family members, and loved ones more than they trust experts, scientists, and environmental organisations, but we stive to provide a trusted knowledge bank that you can rely on to make informed decisions.. ​

The most important thing to remember when talking about climate change with those who don’t share your views is that people cannot communicate effectively when they feel threatened. Direct attacks — whether in the form of arguments, evidence, or name-calling — limit our capacity for reason, empathy, and self-reflection. ​

There can be little doubt that the global climate continues to change rapidly compared to the pace of the natural variations in climate that have occurred throughout Earth’s history. Trends in globally averaged temperature, sea level rise, upper-ocean heat content, land-based ice melt, arctic sea ice, depth of seasonal permafrost thaw, and other climate variables provide consistent evidence of a warming planet. These observed trends are robust and confirmed by multiple, independent research groups around the world. 

The global annual average temperatures since 1880 have increased approximately 1C, according to data from Climate Central; Data: NASA GISS and NOAA NCEI. global temperature anomalies averaged and adjusted to early industrial baseline (1881-1910). Data as of 1/12/2023 . This is faster that at any time in recorded history, primarily as a result of human industrialisation. 

Observed changes over the 20th century include increases in global air and ocean temperature, rising global sea levels, long-term sustained widespread reduction of snow and ice cover, and changes in atmospheric and ocean circulation as well as regional weather patterns, which influence seasonal rainfall conditions. 

These increased climate risks brought about the approval of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement’s rulebook concerning carbon markets, ratified at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow in November 2021. 

Carbon Monitor will bring our readers the latest carbon market prices, articles and related information to your desktop or mobile device. We hope to create a free, not for profit information source to help develop and strengthen the voluntary carbon markets to help people around the world make informed, factual decisions to help avert possibly the greatest threat to humanity since the bubonic plague in the 13th Century.