WHY CLIMATE SCIENCE?
“Nobody on this planet is going to be untouched by the impacts of climate change.”
-Rajendra K. Pachauri, IPCC chairman (2002-2015)
WHAT ARE THE IMPACTS?
Those who contribute the least to climate change are affected the most
Climate change has been linked to many health impacts. 1) Asthma: air pollution and smoke inhalation from wildfires 2) Cardiovascular failure: air pollution and extreme heat 3) Malnutrition: flooding and impact to water systems 4) Mental illness: forced migration and civil conflict due to drought/ severe weather 5) Viral diseases: changes in vector ecology ... and many more.
Implementing global warming adaptations now will cost ~$1.8 trillion. The world currently spends ~3x that amount subsidizing fossil fuels. An investment now would return $7 trillion net gain to the global economy. If we don't take immediate action, fixing global warming will cost over $20 trillion by 2030.
Severe weather events such as prolonged drought, extreme heat, and flooding are rapidly making tropical areas uninhabitable. Communitites that depend on local agriculture are faced with famine. Prolonged hardship due to food shortages, related health issues, and financial ruin can cause civil unrest within communities and push populations to leave their homelands.
Wildfires, droughts, severe weather storms, and warming oceans all impact the habitats of local wildlife. As vertebrate, plant, and insect species struggle to adapt to the warming environment, endangered animals are pushed closer to the brink of extinction.
Global warming is accelerated by feedback loops. 1) Permafrost thaw: tons of sequestered carbon and carbon-emitting microbes are released. 2) Melting ice caps: fewer sun rays are reflected away from Earth and the dark surrounding ocean absorbs more heat. 3) Warming oceans: cold water acts as a carbon "sink", whereas warm water absorbs less carbon. 4) De-forestation: Wildfires and drought kill trees which normally act as a carbon sink.
WHAT DOES CARBONNIX DO?
CarbonNix supports all types of climate change solutions!
Technologies that undo the damage that is already done
Technologies that help us survive in a changing world
Resiliance against extreme weather conditions
Technologies that ensure a cleaner, greener future
Renewable energy (solar, wind, nuclear...)
Reuse and recycle
WHAT CAN I DO?
Individuals can have a huge imparct on our environment. Here are some ideas to lower your cabon footprint and start living sustainably!
Whether you are just need the bare necessities or keeping up with the latest styles, show yourself and the Earth some love with a few eco-friendly upgrades.