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Maria Mejse Mortensen: The construction industry is a climate and environmental issue

debate: Since the climate debate really saw the light, it has sprouted and taken root in the minds of politicians, the media and the Danes. We recently heard 11,000 Climate scientist People from all over the world are calling for climate action. Our nature, our environment and our biodiversity are also getting higher and higher on the list of political priorities.

In my daily life, the debate about climate-friendly life is one that I often have with friends and family. It usually has to do with which fruit is best to buy at Fakta, or how long you can afford to put your teeth in the red steak, and whether the steak is organic food is more favorable to the climate. For our own daily life and habits, it is very important to ask us the right questions. But sometimes I think that this happens at the expense of the overall perspective. Therefore, this article is a portrayal of some overlooked climate issues, and I hope these issues can bring more detailed debates to those who read this book. I want to talk about climate issues and environmental issues.

“It usually depends on which banana is best to buy in Fakta, or how much money you have to put your teeth in the red steak, and if the steak is organic, it is better for the climate.”

Maria Mejse Mortensen, Rapporteur on Climate and Environment for Radical Youth

Climate issues: construction

I raised the climate issue. We see it every day. Gray cement. In buildings, our schools, our hospitals and houses. We forget that the production of these buildings and all the new high-rise buildings and hospitals we build also emit carbon dioxide. I think the construction industry has been ignored, especially when looking at how much greenhouse gas the industry emits. If you look at the worldwide distribution, as much as 8% of emissions come from cement production. If cement production is a country, it will be the country that emits the most carbon dioxide in the world-second only to China and the United States. Cement production there is booming, and in the past two years, China has used more cement than the United States used throughout the last century, and the development seems to have not stopped.If cement production is to comply with the provisions of the Paris Agreement, it must Reduce by 16% by 2030.

“The construction industry has been neglected, especially when looking at how much greenhouse gases the industry emits. If you look at the global distribution, as much as 8% of emissions come from cement production.”

Maria Mejse Mortensen, Rapporteur on Climate and Environment for Radical Youth

Environmental issues: gravel and sand

Now we must solve the environmental problem. We are running dry sand. It sounds completely crazy, but once in a while I mention the sand problem, and my friends are thinking about me. They may have seen the desert or beach ahead and see sand as an inexhaustible resource. There is a great demand for sand. If you look at which resource by weight, we extract the most from it in the world, then the answer is gravel and sand. Sand is used in the production of cement, roads, glass, cosmetics, toothpaste and plastics.In fact, we use 50 billion tons One year of sand. As a result of sand mining, we have changed the regional environment, affected biodiversity and destroyed species’ habitats, and made coastal communities more vulnerable to storm surges and floods. A report The Water Integrity Network’s research concluded that sand mining is an aggravating factor compared to the damage caused by the 2004 Sri Lanka tsunami.

It is important that we recognize that climate and environmental debates involve other issues, in addition to whether carrots should be organic, or meat should be consumed from time to time.

Debate is so important to us and the future of the planet that debate and discussion cannot be integrated. If we are to achieve the goal of green transition, we must look at things from a larger perspective.

We must challenge each other and remind each other not to be satisfied with the knowledge we already have. We must seek more understanding and insights to ensure our own future.

This article is only an expression of the author’s own position. All works submitted to KLIMANYT must comply with journalistic ethics. Debate entries can be sent to redaktion@klimanyt.dk

debate: Since the climate debate really saw the light, it has sprouted and taken root in the minds of politicians, the media and the Danes. We recently heard 11,000 Climate scientist People from all over the world are calling for climate action. Our nature, our environment and our biodiversity are also getting higher and higher on the list of political priorities.

In my daily life, the debate about climate-friendly life is one that I often have with friends and family. It usually has to do with which fruit is best to buy at Fakta, or how long you can afford to put your teeth in the red steak, and whether the steak is organic food is more favorable to the climate. For our own daily life and habits, it is very important to ask us the right questions. But sometimes I think that this happens at the expense of the overall perspective. Therefore, this article is a portrayal of some overlooked climate issues, and I hope these issues can bring more detailed debates to those who read this book. I want to talk about climate issues and environmental issues.

“It usually depends on which banana is best to buy in Fakta, or how much money you have to put your teeth in the red steak, and if the steak is organic, it is better for the climate.”

Maria Mejse Mortensen, Rapporteur on Climate and Environment for Radical Youth

Climate issues: construction

I raised the climate issue. We see it every day. Gray cement. In buildings, our schools, our hospitals and houses. We forget that the production of these buildings and all the new high-rise buildings and hospitals we build also emit carbon dioxide. I think the construction industry has been ignored, especially when looking at how much greenhouse gas the industry emits. If you look at the worldwide distribution, as much as 8% of emissions come from cement production. If cement production is a country, it will be the country that emits the most carbon dioxide in the world-second only to China and the United States. Cement production there is booming, and in the past two years, China has used more cement than the United States used throughout the last century, and the development seems to have not stopped.If cement production is to comply with the provisions of the Paris Agreement, it must Reduce by 16% by 2030.

“The construction industry has been neglected, especially when looking at how much greenhouse gases the industry emits. If you look at the global distribution, as much as 8% of emissions come from cement production.”

Maria Mejse Mortensen, Rapporteur on Climate and Environment for Radical Youth

Environmental issues: gravel and sand

Now we must solve the environmental problem. We are running dry sand. It sounds completely crazy, but once in a while I mention the sand problem, and my friends are thinking about me. They may have seen the desert or beach ahead and see sand as an inexhaustible resource. There is a great demand for sand. If you look at which resource by weight, we extract the most from it in the world, then the answer is gravel and sand. Sand is used in the production of cement, roads, glass, cosmetics, toothpaste and plastics.In fact, we use 50 billion tons One year of sand. As a result of sand mining, we have changed the regional environment, affected biodiversity and destroyed species’ habitats, and made coastal communities more vulnerable to storm surges and floods. A report The Water Integrity Network’s research concluded that sand mining is an aggravating factor compared to the damage caused by the 2004 Sri Lanka tsunami.

It is important that we recognize that climate and environmental debates involve other issues, in addition to whether carrots should be organic, or meat should be consumed from time to time.

Debate is so important to us and the future of the planet that debate and discussion cannot be integrated. If we are to achieve the goal of green transition, we must look at things from a larger perspective.

We must challenge each other and remind each other not to be satisfied with the knowledge we already have. We must seek more understanding and insights to ensure our own future.

This article is only an expression of the author’s own position. All works submitted to KLIMANYT must comply with journalistic ethics. Debate entries can be sent to redaktion@klimanyt.dk