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The Role of Mining in The Race to Net Zero Emissions

By amberbieg | August 29, 2022

As the world progresses toward the renewable energy transition, the demand for minerals increases exponentially. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), 2021 Net Zero by 2050 Report, critical mineral production needs to grow four to six times in order to combat climate change.[1] The need for raw materials used in solar, wind, and electric…

Why Account for Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

By amberbieg | August 11, 2022

The logic is simple: From a pure operational perspective, Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) are simply a measure of energy consumption from various fuel sources – electricity, gas, petroleum, etc.  High GHG emissions are clear indicators of high energy usage, and when measured against key performance indicators, like revenue, expenses, or other operational metrics, can show…

We Are Hiring: Sustainability Communications Manager

By amberbieg | August 10, 2022

Sustainability Communications Manager Would you like to leverage your impact, expand your thought leadership and work with a consulting team tackling some of the biggest challenges of our day? This is your opportunity! You will work with engineers, scientists, economists, policy analysts, and communications experts that are collaborating to create a more sustainable world.  As…

Climate Skeptic Part 1: Is Climate Change Really Happening?

By amberbieg | July 26, 2022

Part 1 of 7 Authors: Amber Bieg, Deb LaSalle, Zach Bell, Heather Colwell, Kevin Winslow, Jay Schuyler, Alaina Sisco, Mitch Samson Is Climate Change Really Happening?  Maybe you’re not convinced climate change is happening, or doubt that it’s human-caused. Or maybe it’s something you’re on the fence about as you haven’t had time to fully…

Climate Skeptic Part 2: Is Climate Change Human Caused?

By amberbieg | July 26, 2022

Part 2 of 7 – Continued from Part 1 Authors: Amber Bieg, Deb LaSalle, Zach Bell, Heather Colwell, Kevin Winslow, Jay Schuyler, Alaina Sisco, Mitch Samson Is Climate Change Human-Caused? Some skeptics believe that natural causes can explain why the Earth has warmed 1.4 degrees Celsius since 1880. Some point to Milankovitch Cycles (Earth’s orbital…

Climate Skeptic Part 3: Is Climate Change Really That Bad?

By amberbieg | July 26, 2022

Part 3 of 7 – Continued From Part 2 Authors: Amber Bieg, Deb LaSalle, Zach Bell, Heather Colwell, Kevin Winslow, Jay Schuyler, Alaina Sisco, Mitch Samson Is Climate Change Really That Bad? Some believe climate change may, in fact, be a good thing and bring positive effects for the Earth and its inhabitants. For example,…

Climate Skeptic Part 4: How Much Does Climate Change Cost Us?

By amberbieg | July 26, 2022

How Much Does Climate Change Cost Us? Part 4 of 7 – Continued From Part 3 Authors: Amber Bieg, Deb LaSalle, Zach Bell, Heather Colwell, Kevin Winslow, Jay Schuyler, Alaina Sisco, Mitch Samson “During the past 40 years, the United States has experienced approximately 300 weather and climate-related disasters that exceeded $1 billion in losses…

Climate Skeptic Part 5: How Does Climate Change Affect Idaho?

By amberbieg | July 26, 2022

Part 5 of 7 – Continued From Part 4 Authors: Amber Bieg, Deb LaSalle, Zach Bell, Heather Colwell, Kevin Winslow, Jay Schuyler, Alaina Sisco, Mitch Samson How Does Climate Change Affect Idaho? The scientific consensus is that a warming of 2 degrees Celsius is unavoidable and that without action we are heading for a 4-degree…

Climate Skeptic Part 6 – Can We Stop Climate Change?

By amberbieg | July 26, 2022

Part 6 of 7 – Continued From Part 5 Authors: Amber Bieg, Deb LaSalle, Zach Bell, Heather Colwell, Kevin Winslow, Jay Schuyler, Alaina Sisco, Mitch Samson Can We Stop Climate Change? Regarding climate change and GHG emissions, many of the world’s leading scholars and scientists agree the Earth is either already at or near the…

Climate Skeptic Part 7: Is Solving Climate Change Affordable?

By amberbieg | July 26, 2022

Part 7 of 7 – Continued From Part 6 Authors: Amber Bieg, Deb LaSalle, Zach Bell, Heather Colwell, Kevin Winslow, Jay Schuyler, Alaina Sisco, Mitch Samson Is Solving Climate Change Affordable?  There are two aspects to surviving climate change: adaptation and mitigation. Adaptation is how we plan ahead and make appropriate changes to reduce the…