Climate milestone: Earth's CO2 level passes 400 ppm
The news is everywhere across the media—the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has exceeded 400 ppm for the first time in 55 years of measurement—and probably more than 3 million years of Earth history.
The news is everywhere across the media—the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has exceeded 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in 55 years of measurement—and probably more than 3 million years of Earth history. According to the National Geographic story, "the last time the concentration of Earth's main greenhouse gas reached this mark, horses and camels lived in the high Arctic."This lead us to conclude that while the building sector is heading in the right direction when it comes to implementing sustainable measures—the planet is rapidly headed the wrong direction.So, what does this mean for design professionals? I’m thinking the term "regenerative" will take on real meaning very soon. It will be an imperative, not a choice.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey