Sustainability for Individuals

Every day, the effects of climate change are becoming more apparent and are impacting us in ways we can no longer ignore. Weather events are becoming more extreme to the point where insurance companies are trying to create strategies to hedge their risks, as it is becoming harder and harder to pay for claims. Wildfires are occurring much more often and are a lot less manageable. Intense draughts are causing lower crop production. While the earth’s climate has been changing for thousands of years, it is only since the beginning of the industrial revolution that climate change has become truly detrimental. The ability for future generation to have the resources to meet their needs will not be possible without a major action to reduce emissions. Based on current projections, NASA has determined we are currently on track for global temperature to raise by 2.5°C to 4.5°C by 2100, which would have disastrous effects on human life. While policy makers and corporations have a part to play in developing solutions for a more sustainable future, individuals need to take accountability for their own actions. The three need to work together to create help a better tomorrow.

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