Climate Change - The Sustainability Imperative

Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns that lasts for an extended period of time. It refers to the broader range of changes that are happening to our planet. Today, most of these are consequences of global warming, which is caused mainly by humans burning fossil fuels and putting out heat-trapping gases into the air. 

Current Developments

  • Our negative impact on planet earth has never been this striking
  • Humanity’s impact on the Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and wildlife has pushed the world into a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene
  • Howeverwe are increasingly understanding that low-carbon solutions are not only needed but also offer immediate, tangible, and attributable benefits to those who deploy them
  • Studies show the clear and vast benefits and promise of renewables
  • Shifting to renewables could save us trillions of dollars each year
  • Solar + Storage will completely disrupt the utility industry
  • Developing countries could use increasingly more affordable and powerful renewables to leapfrog developed countries

Read this to shift your mind

2 Degrees will Change the World by Alissa Scheller

Brief overview of how our world will change when planetary surface temperatures increase by 2 degrees

Why we need a ‘space race’ approach to saving the planet by Christopher Crainger

Short article talking about the need of a space race approach to foster the advancement and adoption growth of low-carbon and carbon-neutral technologies

How far can Renewables go? Pretty darn far by Ramez Naam

Overview of lots of data, facts and figures, showing how the advancement of the technology behind renewables will only accelerate

Associated Trends and Topics

# WaterShortage: The shrinking of clean and fresh water resources [read more]

# RenewableEnergy: Energy that is collected from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale [read more]

# GlobalMigration: Global movement by people from one place to another with the intentions of settling temporarily or permanently in the new location [read more]

# Sustainability: Process for meeting human development goals while sustaining the ability of natural systems to continue to provide the natural resources and ecosystem services upon which the economy and society depend. [read more]

Elon Musk Explains the Basics of Climate Change