But it doesn’t begin and end with solar. Google now runs 100% on renewable energy, with the majority of it being wind. And Google uses more energy than some countries. This year, Google is set to reach 100% renewable energy, producing 260 million watts continuously which accounts for 0.013 percent of the world’s energy use. To put that staggering amount of energy into perspective, it’s enough to power 200,000 homes. This proves that private industry is willing and able to step up when government fails.
The reasons for denial vary, from liberals trying to scare us into a new world order, to some sort of Chinese hoax, to the strawman argument (wait for it…) that climate change was created as a moneymaking scheme by leftist scientists to create money making jobs(I mean, have you ever met an environmental scientist?). Another common argument is the belief that climate change is a naturally occurring instance. Although things similar to climate change have indeed happened in the past, today it is happening at a rate that is faster by orders of magnitude.
We are in danger of increasing the global temperatures by 2 degrees Celsius, and although that might not seem like much, that global change causes increases storms, irrational weather patterns, and refugees due to environmental displacement.
Mahatma Gandhi once said “the world has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed.” Even though he passed away almost 70 years ago, Mahatma’s words have never been truer today. With increasing global populations, our world has never been more vulnerable to human interference. The bad news is that climate change is real, the good news is that it’s in our hands to change.
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Global warming: Coral bleaching and ocean acidification *This article was updated April 10th, 2017 With varying reports of the oceans consuming 30-70% of the annual CO2 emissions, marine life is bound to suffer severe repercussions. The question remains easy to ask yet almost impossible to answer; how do we best address the huge responsibility of […]
800 billion tons, that’s all we have left in our global carbon budget. At our current rate of 35 billion tons (or gigatons) a year, we are set to hit that in just over 22 years. This budget, allotted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is meant to prevent our planet from warming to […]
There is still hope for climate despite Donald Trump environmental policy changes This article has been updated as of 12/13/2016 Up until recent American election results, there has been some good news about climate change. Even just considering that for the third year in a row global carbon emissions were flat is hugely impressive, and […]