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Microsoft announces its goal of going carbon-negative by 2030

Microsoft executives unveil the company's new carbon-negating plan. (Source: Microsoft)
Microsoft executives unveil the company's new carbon-negating plan. (Source: Microsoft)
Microsoft's president, Ben Smith, has publicly acknowledged the scientific consensus that is anthropogenic climate change. Accordingly, the executive has announced an initiative by which the company aims to throw its carbon emissions into reverse. This will include reducing them to negative values by 2030.
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Microsoft's current president has announced details of its new plan to address the impact of carbon emissions on the environment. Smith cited findings such as measurements of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere (over 2 trillion metric tons since the mid-18th century). Therefore, the Redmond software giant now plans to completely reverse its own contributions to this form of pollution.

To this end, Microsoft now aims to cut its carbon emissions to the extent that they are in negative figures by 2030. Furthermore, it also wants to reclaim atmospheric carbon excesses to the extent that it has completely erased its own total emissions burden over the next 20 years after that.

Microsoft plans to achieve these ends through initiatives such as a programme of investment in the upcoming relevant technologies of the future. It also plans to poll its own employees for innovations that may help achieve the same. The company will also release an annual Environmental Sustainability Report, while advocating for emission-cutting policies and adhering to the ongoing science- and maths-based developments in the same vein.

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Deirdre O'Donnell
Deirdre O'Donnell - Senior Tech Writer - 4363 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2018
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.
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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-01-17 (Update: 2020-01-17)