One important component of going green is to understand the issues and what we can do to combat them. In order to achieve a broader knowledge of environmental issues, I will learn about 3 topics per month (in addition to any topics that I research for my weekly changes).
My first topic was inspired by a motivating YouTube documentary called “Do the Math”. “Do the Math” focuses on the need to limit global warming to 2 degrees C. This is the amount that all of the major countries agreed would be the limit before climate catastrophe strikes. The documentary mentioned that PWC (Greg’s company) did a report on the world’s progress to remain under the 2 degree limit. Imagine that! A very conservative company admitting that it may be “Too late for 2 degrees”. While reading the PWC report, I learned some disturbing facts about global warming. “To give ourselves a more than 50% chance of avoiding 2 degrees will require a six-fold improvement in our rate of decarbonisation”. We definitely have our work cut out for us! Statistics like this encourage me to keep doing everything that I can in order to reduce my carbon footprint.