We solved the climate crisis?
Climate change is not slowing down any time soon, and is the biggest threat we face on our planet. Luckily, there are many solutions to this major problem, some consist on turning to renewable energy or really cutting down ou carbon emissions in big areas.
Expanding the ability of forests and seas to naturally absorb carbon dioxide can help slow the rate of global warming since both forests and oceans are crucial to controlling our climate. The only way that we will see any big strives to climate change is by constantly pressuring governments and businesses to do something about this before its too late.
Areas we need to begin with include:
Keep fossil fuels in the ground
Invest in renewable energy
Switch to sustainable transport
Care for the environment ( Forests)
Improve farming and promote veganism
Clean the oceans
Reduce high consumption from people
It's simple to feel overburdened and that the problem of climate change is too huge to handle. Yet the solutions are already available; the challenge is in putting them into practice. All of these solutions need robust international collaboration between nations and corporations, especially the industries that produce the greatest pollution.
Re-election is a goal for all governments. Also, companies cannot function without clients. A potent strategy for bringing about change is to demand action from them.
How energy businesses are preventing climate change
Of course energy companies like shell aren't very supportive of this idea as the entire way they make their money is through killing the planet slowly with their carbon emissions. Big polluting firms, who are in large part to blame for carbon emissions, continue to mine and burn fossil fuels despite the increasingly clear repercussions of climate change. Fossil fuels are profitable for a variety of industries, including banking, automakers, and energy firms. These industries consciously prioritise profit over the survival of our planet and the security of its inhabitants.
The fact that many would rather prioritise wealth over our entire planet is rather sickening as you would think they should care about their future generations to comes survivability, but I guess they are very short sighted.
What are governments doing about this?
Emissions of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, contaminate the atmosphere and alter the climate. By making the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases—like coal-fired power plants—pay for the harm they create, carbon taxes aim to reduce those emissions. Carbon taxes encourage people, companies, and governments to generate fewer emissions by charging for emissions. Governments can decrease taxes for the general public, invest in sustainable energy, or pay for social initiatives using the money raised from these levies.
Carbon prices, according to some experts, put a financial hardship on those with lesser incomes. For instance, if electric providers raise rates in response to carbon taxes, low-income families may be disproportionately affected since they typically spend a higher percentage of their income on utilities than do richer households.
Where it worked: Sweden has effectively reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 27 percent since becoming one of the first countries to establish a nationwide carbon price in 1991. Although sceptics predicted that the tax would harm the economy, Sweden's GDP has subsequently more than quadrupled. Argentina, Canada, Japan, Singapore, and Ukraine are among the nations that have established a national carbon price.