These fews months have been quite the buzz when it comes to environment related issues. We have seen what was the worst hurricane season on history.
Let’s just rush through with some facts;
- January 1st was the 3rd warmest on record (NASA)
- Chinese government decides to roll back plans on over 100 coal power plants
- Production of the much-hyped Tesla Model 3 begins with plans for the Semi-trailer truck about to be revealed soon
- Tesla builds solar farm in Kauai Island, Hawaii
- Worst Hurricane season with 3+ Category 4 Hurricanes
It’s being a mixed year. But for now let’s talk about the bomb that was dropped in August.
“Tiny, tiny amount”, the words said by President Donald Trump about how much the Paris Agreement aims to reduce global temperatures. Limiting temperature rise, comes in stages and in each stage we make our goal more ambitious, with the final target being keeping temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Unfortunately, we can’t do much if USA would pull out of the Paris Agreement. Some say it’s a good thing because that way, the USA won’t influence the pledges of other nations, and will not block or oppose any resolution that would be passed in regards to climate change. But fear not, as many states in USA refused to back down from the Paris Agreement and would continue to meet the goals.
Nevertheless, amid all this chaos, there’s one photograph that truly symbolises what I’d call the “True Essence” of Sustainability.
IMAGE: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/GETTY IMAGES (2016)
This is the former US Secretary of State John Kerry signing the book for Paris Agreement while holding on to his granddaughter; the perfect image capturing the responsibility of the current generation of policy makers and politicians to safeguard the ability of the future generations to live a comfortable life and to protect this home we call Earth, for us and people who will take over afterwards.
To be Continued (SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE)
Picture credits (Mashable)