Clean Energy: A Better Future for a Better World

Clean Energy: A Better Future for a Better World

The Earth gets hotter by 0.32 degrees Fahrenheit each year. “Clean Energy Growth is Too Slow”, says one article heading. The world will have warmer climates as the years progress, and climate change will put permanent damages troubling many people. 

As the planet’s temperature gradually rises each year, many lives are at risk. Climate.gov claims that “the extra heat is driving regional and seasonal temperature extremes”. Many places are experiencing “reducing snow cover and sea ice, intensifying heavy rainfall and changing habitat ranges for plants and animals”. 

That could interfere with many people because people may lose their jobs, or even lose their lives. APHA states that people of all ages face conflicts of “asthma”, “malnutrition”, “dehydration”, and more health risks due to climate change. In some way, somehow, many people are experiencing changes and inconveniences caused by global warming. 

84% of the population is still using fossil fuels. ClientEarth affirms that fossil fuels “release large amounts of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into the air”, increasing temperature. It’s hard to believe, but UNCC states that “governments still plan to produce more than double the amount of fossil fuels in 2030”.

Treehugger says that there “needs to be a 45% cut in emissions by 2030”.  Even though 50 countries “…announced zero-emission targets…”, writer Eduardo Garcia reports that “…meeting these goals…” is a “little too late”. 

America is part of the COP26 and zero-emission targets. Fortune’s article heading says that President Biden “set to head to COP26 summit without congressional support for his climate pledges”. But will that be enough; will these plans go far?

There is another program called “Clean Energy Standard”. Treehugger claims that CES requires “utility companies to gradually increase the amount of clean energy they source from power companies until they reach 80% by 2030 and 100% by 2035”. It’s hard to believe, but 71% of businesses are producing greenhouse gases. It is difficult for businesses to switch gears, therefore slowing down clean energy growth. 

Every year, 4.57 million metric tons of carbon dioxide are produced in the US alone. What are communities doing to prevent global warming?

 In an interview with the Matador Messenger, Tastunori Tsuchida, the manager/mechanic of Tokyo AutoMotive, claims that they do everything to save the environment. He explains that they “recycle everything, including boxes from packaging, plastic containers, etc. Also, the very act of maintaining your vehicle, prolonging the life of the car you drive, will prevent the early production of a new vehicle; which a new vehicle in itself is harmful to the environment.” The shop also has solar panels on its roofs. 

Packaging nowadays uses more paper and some packaging is even biodegradable. Communities offer educators to teach the science behind climate change. There are climate change courses and classes offered at schools. 

We are already behind on saving planet Earth. Everyone should do everything they can to stop climate change. For a better future. A better world.