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    Default Microsoft will be carbon negative by 2030

    The scientific consensus is clear. The world confronts an urgent carbon problem. The carbon in our atmosphere has created a blanket of gas that traps heat and is changing the world’s climate. Already, the planet’s temperature has risen by 1 degree centigrade. If we don’t curb emissions, and temperatures continue to climb, science tells us that the results will be catastrophic.

    As the scientific community has concluded, human activity has released more than 2 trillion metric tons of greenhouse gases into the Earth’s atmosphere since the start of the First Industrial Revolution in the mid-1700s. Over three-quarters of this is carbon dioxide, with most of this carbon emitted since the mid-1950s. This is more carbon than nature can re-absorb, and every year humanity pumps more than 50 billion metric tons of additional greenhouse gases into the air. This isn’t a problem that lasts a few years or even a decade. Once excess carbon enters the atmosphere it can take thousands of years to dissipate.

    The world’s climate experts agree that the world must take urgent action to bring down emissions. Ultimately, we must reach “net zero” emissions, meaning that humanity must remove as much carbon as it emits each year. This will take aggressive approaches, new technology that doesn’t exist today, and innovative public policy. It is an ambitious – even audacious – goal, but science tells us that it’s a goal of fundamental importance to every person alive today and for every generation to follow.

    Microsoft: Carbon negative by 2030

    While the world will need to reach net zero, those of us who can afford to move faster and go further should do so. That’s why today we are announcing an ambitious goal and a new plan to reduce and ultimately remove Microsoft’s carbon footprint.

    By 2030 Microsoft will be carbon negative, and by 2050 Microsoft will remove from the environment all the carbon the company has emitted either directly or by electrical consumption since it was founded in 1975.

    We recognize that progress requires not just a bold goal but a detailed plan. As described below, we are launching today an aggressive program to cut our carbon emissions by more than half by 2030, both for our direct emissions and for our entire supply and value chain. We will fund this in part by expanding our internal carbon fee, in place since 2012 and increased last year, to start charging not only our direct emissions, but those from our supply and value chains.

    https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/202...ative-by-2030/
    Good to see major companies taking the right initiatives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinnabar View Post
    Good to see major companies taking the right initiatives.
    Not good to see that you're a [not smart]. Long-term promises mean nothing. And, in 2030, when MS owns a field of solar panels and claims all their energy is green, they'll ignore the carbon produced when in the making, installing, and repairing of those panels. And, when someone find out those solar panels don't produce nearly enough electricity to run MS, but runs heavily on coal-power, MS will defend itself saying it buys green credits.
    Then answered all the Jews, and said, Jesus' blood be on us, and on our children. So be it.
    Jews want to turn America into an atheistic, amoral, socialist farmyard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobb View Post
    Not good to see that you're a [not smart]. Long-term promises mean nothing. And, in 2030, when MS owns a field of solar panels and claims all their energy is green, they'll ignore the carbon produced when in the making, installing, and repairing of those panels. And, when someone find out those solar panels don't produce nearly enough electricity to run MS, but runs heavily on coal-power, MS will defend itself saying it buys green credits.
    I wonder if Cinnabar is quite so enthusiastic about Bill Gate's other company Terrapower? The answer to CO2 emissions is 4th gen. nuclear power and not unreliables like solar and wind, which require fossil fuel backup anyway. Also how does he imagine all the steel required is going to be made without coal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinnabar View Post
    Good to see major companies taking the right initiatives.
    are YOU carbon negative in your own personal life?

    What have you personally given up in order to save the planet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobb View Post
    Not good to see that you're a [not smart]. Long-term promises mean nothing. And, in 2030, when MS owns a field of solar panels and claims all their energy is green, they'll ignore the carbon produced when in the making, installing, and repairing of those panels. And, when someone find out those solar panels don't produce nearly enough electricity to run MS, but runs heavily on coal-power, MS will defend itself saying it buys green credits.
    Brilliant response, but don't expect the stupid leftists to understand it. Global warming is their religion. Abortion is their sacrament

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    by 2097 humans will have evolved into sentient beings......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinnabar View Post
    Good to see major companies taking the right initiatives.
    What about all those cars in their parking lots?
    What about their electrical power? They don't get a say in where it comes from.
    What about all those people in their breathing?

    What is so bad about carbon or carbon dioxide?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobb View Post
    Not good to see that you're a [not smart]. Long-term promises mean nothing. And, in 2030, when MS owns a field of solar panels and claims all their energy is green, they'll ignore the carbon produced when in the making, installing, and repairing of those panels. And, when someone find out those solar panels don't produce nearly enough electricity to run MS, but runs heavily on coal-power, MS will defend itself saying it buys green credits.
    So apparently Microsoft is imposing membership in the Church of Green and the Church of Global Warming to all of its business units.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Havana Moon View Post
    I wonder if Cinnabar is quite so enthusiastic about Bill Gate's other company Terrapower? The answer to CO2 emissions is 4th gen. nuclear power and not unreliables like solar and wind, which require fossil fuel backup anyway. Also how does he imagine all the steel required is going to be made without coal?
    Steel, plastics, even aluminum comes from coal or coal power.

    Components in every computer, including every single one of their servers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinnabar View Post
    Good to see major companies taking the right initiatives.
    This must be the new issued buzzword on the left, since I see it being bandied about by leftist lunatics like you owl. Tell us exactly how manufacturing can be carbon negative. Please be detailed and specific. Of course you can't, because you're just regurgitating the issued buzzword. You people are so fucking gullible it's hard to believe.
    Liberalism always generates the exact opposite of its stated intent

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    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    You people are so fucking gullible it's hard to believe.
    Or virtue signalling. Even the dumbest must realize how little CO2 is emitted from using a PC as opposed to driving to and from work, even on a scooter power by a combustion engine..

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    this is fucking ridiculous horseshit.
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    many scientists disagree with all these lies. that's the truth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anonymoose View Post
    Or virtue signalling. Even the dumbest must realize how little CO2 is emitted from using a PC as opposed to driving to and from work, even on a scooter power by a combustion engine..
    I believe they're taking about the entire Microsoft operation, including manufacturing. How do you do "carbon negative" manufacturing. They're not even talking carbon neutral (which is ridiculous enough), but CARBON NEGATIVE.
    Liberalism always generates the exact opposite of its stated intent

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    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Tell us exactly how manufacturing can be carbon negative.
    By investing in and implementing carbon sequestration technologies and/or enhancing and improving the carbon sequestration and storage capacity of the natural landscape.

    In principle, the carbon budget is simple arithmetic. Carbon releases need to be offset or exceeded by carbon sequestration.

    We leave it to trained engineers, economists, and scientists to investigate and work out the details

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