Climate Change – a video to help us all understand it

by | 1 Jul 2020 | Climate, Current, Planet, Pollution | 0 comments

A video series about climate change supported by the coaltion, Breakthrough Energy, working to expand clean-energy investment and support the innovations that will lead the world to net-zero carbon emissions – the coalition is founded by Bill Gates; the research and numbers come from Our World in Data

Since the 1850’s and the Industrial Revolution, we humans have released over 1.5 trillion tonnes of carbon dioxide or CO2 into the earth’s atmosphere. In the year 2019 we were still pumping out around 37 billion more. That’s 50% more than the year 2000 and almost three times as much as 50 years ago. And it’s not just CO2. We’re also pumping out growing volumes of other greenhouse gases such as methane and nitrous oxide. Combining all of our greenhouse gases, we’re emitting 51 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents each year. And emissions keep rising – but they need to get down to 0!

For more information, see Climate Responsibility

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