Taking Individual Action Against Climate Change

What You Can Do To Keep Global Temperatures Below A 1.5°C Increase.

The latest news from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change paints a troubling picture of our future. As The New York Times recently reported in its article “Why Half a Degree of Global Warming Is a Big Deal,” there are serious consequences ahead if we don’t curb climate pollution, and quickly.

Recent news around climate change has been discouraging.

New York TImes Report on Climate Change

The Earth has already warmed 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) since the 19th century. Now, a major new United Nations report has looked at the consequences of jumping to 1.5 or 2 degrees Celsius.

Half a degree may not sound like much. But as the report details, even that much warming could expose tens of millions more people worldwide to life-threatening heat waves, water shortages and coastal flooding. Half a degree may mean the difference between a world with coral reefs and Arctic summer sea ice and a world without them.”

Sources:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/07/climate/ipcc-climate-report-2040.html
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/07/climate/ipcc-report-half-degree.html

We have 12 years to make enormous change.

Time is a big factor in all of this. We need to quickly transform our energy economy, in order to leave a planet that’s inhabitable for our children and grandchildren.

Unfortunately, this isn’t just scare tactics or hyperbole. The New York Times reports that “at current rates of warming, the world will likely cross the 1.5 degree threshold between 2030 and 2052.” That’s just 12 years away. Additionally, “holding warming to 1.5 degrees […] would entail a staggering transformation of the global energy system beyond what world leaders are contemplating today.”

There is a lot we can do individually.

The good news in all of this: the solutions we need already exist. And personal actions can add up to make meaningful contributions. Drawdown.org has put together an incredible list of all the ways we can tackle the climate crisis. Most importantly, their list is quantified and sorted so you can tell just how impactful each solution is compared to the rest.

Some of the specific steps you can take include:

  • Eat a plant-rich diet
  • Reduce your transportation fuel usage
  • Grow more trees
  • And, of course, switch to renewable energy

 

Below is a snapshot from Drawdown’s website. You can see that rooftop solar is ranked #10 out of 80 solutions in terms of its potential effectiveness in reducing climate pollution.

Solar can make a huge impact.

If you are still considering going solar, the world needs you now. If you’d like to talk to a solar advisor, we are ready to help you go solar and start making a huge impact right away.

If you already have solar, help us grow this community quickly by having deliberate conversations with your friends and family about going solar. Anyone you connect with us between now and the end of next week (October 20, 2018) will receive a $200 check when they go solar (as will you). Just give us a call or email, or fill out the form below.

Our future needs us all to tackle this challenge head on.

Can solar work for you?
Find Out
Where should we send your results?
We have our team of advisors looking at your address to figure out if solar will work for you. Please provide your information below so that we can contact you and give you the results of our solar check.
Submit
Thank you for your submission
Someone will be in touch shortly. If you would like to expedite the process of going solar, and get scheduled for a home visit, please click here to provide additional information about your home.
SHARE IT:

Leave a Reply

You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Get Started

We’re here to help you find your solar solution, whether that be solar at home, at your small business, or on a larger commercial structure. Click the button to get started. Thank you!
Copyright 2018 SunCommon | All Rights Reserved | SunCommon is a trademark registered in the US Patent and Trademark Office