Climate change is a part of the human experience and will be for years to come. Its effects can be seen everywhere across the globe. Severe droughts, flooding, intense storms – everywhere you turn, the news is talking about extreme weather patterns that wreak havoc on the environment, economy, and society.
It’s an undeniable fact that human activity — in particular, burning fossil fuels — is having a permanent, big-picture impact on the planet’s climate. Carbon emissions are measured in metric tons. Levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere have increased dramatically in the past few decades. Solar energy is a renewable, carbon-free resource. A lot of things produce carbon emissions, including heating and air conditioning, travel and transportation, farming and more. The average American has a carbon footprint of 20 metric tons per year. To put that number in perspective, the annual global average is just four tons per person.
When it comes to reducing your carbon footprint, change begins at home. Solar power is reliable and readily available, making it the best renewable alternative on the market today. The numbers speak for themselves. Though solar panels do require resources to manufacture and transport, once installed, they are completely emissions-free. A home that uses solar to generate just half its energy needs will prevent the release of an estimated 100 tons of carbon into the atmosphere.
Why it’s worth It?
Today we see rising sea levels, melting ice caps and stronger, more unpredictable storms. In the future, these climate change effects may lead to increased droughts and higher food prices, significant infrastructure damage in coastal cities and higher global temperatures that render vast portions of the planet uninhabitable. With this will come greater insecurity, increased poverty and widespread disease, effectively reversing much of the developmental progress made over the past century.
This is a bleak picture, but it’s not the only future possible. By taking action today and making renewable energy a priority, we can help secure a better world for everyone. To learn about your options for going solar at home, contact Darsun energy private limited today.