This piece in the Guardian, entitled Scientists shocked by Arctic permafrost thawing 70 years sooner than predicted highlights the climate crisis busy unfolding around us. We have to change the trajectory we are on!
“Premature thawing of Arctic tundra is a clear signal that we must decarbonise our economies. Not by 2050, but as close as we can get to IMMEDIATELY.” — Prof Nick Cowern
While governments dilly dally with declaring a global climate emergency what can we do?
1) Find a way to get our buildings off the coal electricity grid. If you are in rented property pressure the landlord to install solar solutions.
2) Drive less. If you own or head up a business radically reduce (or eliminate) the daily commute and allow teams to work from home. Current digital workplace technology already allows for this.
3) Fly less. Especially business travel can be dramatically reduced. More meetings and conferences can be held online.
We have the technology to facilitate all of the above. All we need is bold leadership to implement.
“The house is burning - act like it!” — Greta Thunberg