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Reaching for the Middle: Climate Change

written by Valentyn Korotkevych

Without sounding gloomy, there is not much to like about the topic of climate change, no matter which side of the belief we choose to follow: up, for, or against the human effect on the natural habitat. In the world of balanced thought, it is whatever gives us peace at the heart-centered experience of presence. Yet it’s healthy to observe the narrative of details to put our own puzzle together.

Great factors to start with, the ones that drive the topic to the cliff for us the discover the language of in-between we ought to turn our sight to carbon dioxide (CO2) emission, greenhouse gas, fossil fuels & the following consequences those create: sea-level rise, fluctuation of global average temperature, the positive influence of renewable energy & inclusive natural mindset to the overall concern.

Out of the companies (among many) that took the notice of the theme is actually – Microsoft, outlining the strategy to cleave & divide carbon emissions by January 2030 by including a different approach to the supply & value chain, which will allow the carbon to drop into ‘negative’ scale. 

Few words of information on the above-mentioned facts to open the understanding:

Carbon Dioxide (CO2).

Coincidentally the integral part of Earth’s life-cycle is primarily produced through animal respiration & absorbed by plants to provide them their growth. 

Greenhouse Gas.

As well found in Earth’s atmosphere those gases include methane, and water vapor, as those allow solar radiation to pierce through the atmosphere, meanwhile such energy strikes the warms of the surface, while some are mirrored back towards the space as infrared radiation. In simple language – the more greenhouse gases are present in the atmospheric zone, the more the heat cultivates, and the warmer it gets. 

Fossil Fuels.

Non-renewable energy is formed by the remains of living organisms. 

Examples are coal and oils. The more we burn the more we trap, and honestly, humans have burned a lot.

The variable plays an influence on places that are home to millions: nature of production in Australia, heat waves of Germany & Japan, torrential rainfall in the Philippines, endangered species of Madagascar & neighbor African countries, floods & sandstorms of India 

Yet, what are the prominent examples & guide points to be proud of in implementing a conscious mindset towards the habitat?

To build or not to build, that is the question. 

And who else would step into an answer but Sweden, as the real estate company Vasakronan followed up in the following way: renovate. 

2015 was a critical year to recognize the dilemma of sustainable world improvement. The year of 196 countries’ world leaders came together in Paris to sign the first global deal to stop the climate crisis. Anywhere around 3600 leaders from countless cities, states, tribes, colleges & universities united to ensure the path of global inclusion. 

The Alliance for Climate Action is a global network of merged leagues now crossing five continents. 

Business plays a critical part in this change.

The majority of the largest companies recognize that it’s their personal responsibility to tackle the alter of climate change in preserving the planet for generations yet to come. Advocating for formidable government actions, the private sector takes a notice of the concern & pulls together the power of ambition, commitment, and clear set targets of improvement. 

To be surprised: Clouds are the present greatest call of question, vagueness & hesitant doubt. By shaping the complexity of clouds at a small scale, researchers at Nasa Laboratory are aiming to improve climate predictions in a big awakening way.

"For us to understand the physics of individual clouds, we can help refine weather and climate models." Georgios Matheou. 

How does the influence of climate change to be measured? CPPIClimate Change Performance Index – an independent resource marking & monitoring the track of climate protection & performances for countries worldwide. Currently, CPPI grades 57 countries, evaluating them by four critical categories: Global Greenhouse Emission (GHG), renewable energy, total energy use & climate act policy. 

Realistically there hasn’t been a single country that ranked a status of very high on the scale of CPPI, yet the top three performers are as follows: Sweden, Denmark & Morocco. Denmark alone moved 10 places ahead in one year, which is very impressive. 

The most recent IPCC report says it clearly – there is no shortcut to solving the question in a snap of a finger. For the change to happen nations are to unite in the unity of this concern. Yet, luckily we are making positive strives. Here is the example of a globalist country such as the United States, that steps in to make a note of the matter: 

  • Federal funding to make homes more energy-efficient. 
  • Building decarbonizing

(The city of Ithaca, N.Y., with its 30 thousand citizens & 6+ thousand buildings, voted to electrify its buildings, a first-of-a-kind initiative in the country. Decarbonizing will involve looking into every crook of the buildings’ construction, from how it is heated to what appliances it uses, with the underlying aim to cut the consumption of fossil fuels.)

Quick fact: Buildings account for nearly 40% of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. 

  • Phasing out gas-powered lawn equipment. 
  • Improving car fuel standards.
  • Plugging wells that leak methane
  • Offshore wind farms powering New York 
  • Lost Angeles to be the first major carbon-free U.S. city

Finally – Federal dollars to cut on-road emissions. 

Clearly, there is a lot to be expressed. Clearly, there is a lot to be aware of. In terms of simplicity & individualism, we are only meant to accept the ever-lasting natural ethics that are inherently a part of our coded biology. Recycle properly. Compost from the deep-rooted respect for the Natural cycle. Let us remain aware of our habitual consumption for it to be to our healthy benefit & not the other way around.