Why We Need To Work Together To Fight Climate Change
Worldwide even a 1 meter increase in sea level would displace an estimated 100 million climate refugees.
Between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year, from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea and heat stress.
The average size of vertebrate (mammals, fish, birds and reptiles) populations declined by 60 per cent between 1970 and 2014.
The past seven years have been the hottest ever recorded globally.
45% of Americans don't believe humans cause climate change, and 53 percent of those surveyed didn’t think the world would avoid climate change’s worst impacts.
The number of climate-related disasters has tripled in the last 30 years.
A Uniquely Effective Solution To Climate Change
Planting trees is a great way to fight climate change, but did you know that planting a unique type of tree can be up to 100 times more effective than planting ordinary trees?
According to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
Removes CO2 10x Faster
"[This unique tree] annually sequester[s] carbon at a rate ten times greater than [trees in] mature tropical forests."
Traps CO2 10x Longer
"[This special tree's] soils are largely anaerobic (without oxygen) so carbon that gets incorporated into the soils decomposes very slowly and can persist for hundreds or even thousands of years (carbon storage)."
100x Better Than Planting Ordinary Trees
Since these trees remove carbon 10 times faster and they store carbon at least 10 times longer, by doing simple math, 10 x 10, we can see that they are 100 times better than ordinary trees at reversing climate change.
Other Ways You Can Fight Climate Change
- Fly less, air travel is one of the largest sources of personal CO2 emissions
- Drive less, use public transport, bicycle or walk
- Power your home with renewable, carbon neutral energy sources
- Eat less meat and more vegetables and sustainably raised fish
- Use less heating in the winter and less air conditioning in the summer
- Insulate your home, and install energy efficient appliances and lights
- Buy less single use goods, and recycle and reuse more
- Vote for leaders who support policies to fight climate change
Huge Sacrifices Not Required
We don't need to completely stop driving, flying, heating or cooling our homes, using electricity or even having children. Huge sacrifices are not required, when small changes (if enough people make them) are what it would take to stay under the IPCC's new target of keeping global warming under 1.5 ℃.
Our mission is help you reduce or eliminate your CO2 emissions, by providing easy, actionable advice and solutions that you can use to become climate positive.
 Al Gore, Testifying to the U.S. Senate, March 21, 2007, https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CHRG-110shrg55923/html/CHRG-110shrg55923.htm
 World Health Organization, https://www.who.int/
 According to the biennial Living Planet Report published by the Zoological Society of London and the WWF.
 European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service as reported by CBS News, https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hottest-years-record-climate-change-copernicus/
 Guardian/YouGov Poll by Vice News, https://www.vice.com/en/article/qjbd9m/vice-guardian-poll-americans-climate-change-man-made-climate-crimes
 Pew Research Center Poll as reported by NBC News, https://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/americans-agree-climate-change-issue-differ-rcna18000
 Oxfam, https://www.oxfam.org/en/5-natural-disasters-beg-climate-action
 Coastal Blue Carbon, NOAA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 17 February 2022, https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/ecosystems/coastal-blue-carbon/
 Vanishing mangroves are carbon sequestration powerhouses, Mongabay News, 5 April 2011, https://news.mongabay.com/2011/04/vanishing-mangroves-are-carbon-sequestration-powerhouses/