The Future is About to Get Bright - Put Your Shades On!
Updated: Mar 15, 2022
Throughout history philosophers, revolutionaries and religious leaders have asked us to reexamine our values and the way we live. Now our planet and Gen Z are asking.
Each year, humans are responsible for emitting 6 billion tons of heat-trapping carbon into atmosphere. The science is clear, a two-degree C or 3.6-degree F increase in global temperature is the absolute maximum level that will enable the earth’s systems to operate without major disruptions, and GHG emissions are rapidly approaching this limit. We are certainly not short of technological developments to provide solutions and reduce many of the climate change impacts we are causing. However as we continue to look for more answers to protect our planet’s life-giving systems, we must also take responsibility and change our everyday habits. Behavior change is necessary for sustainability.
We are moving rapidly towards a world with 9 billion people and dwindling renewal resources. Fostering sustainable behavior combined with technological development has become increasingly important. Without BIG changes in the kind and quantity of energy we use and consume we will never meet the 2°C target established by the COP21.
Sunny days ahead for Big change
Renewable energy, especially solar, is one of the solutions to climate disruptions. The industry is booming, and the costs are falling. Rooftop panels to convert sunlight directly to electricity now cost one-tenth of what they cost 20 years ago. New solar roof technology introduced by the inspiring sun-to-vehicle energy firm, Tesla, will be powering homes with “smart” renewable energy that is invisible to the eye. The stylish solar roof tiles are powerful, made from durable, long-lasting tempered glass, and cost less to install and manufacture than traditional roofing tiles; plus, shipping the product will have a lower carbon footprint, since it weighs a fifth of traditional roofing.
Outline of a Circular Economy: