There is a lot of advice that goes on nowadays about conserving energy. Switch off the fan, switch off the TV, the phone charger, the light, the fan, etc. Every little bit of energy saved is carbon stopped fromescaping into the atmosphere. To make sure global temperatures don’t exceed 1.5 degrees, you have todo whatever is within your power.
Images below shows CO2 level in September 2022 and December 2016
Can we reverse sea level rise by removing a bucket of water? Will it help if all 700 crore people in the world reach for one bucket each and remove water from the oceans? Assuming a bucket holds 20 liters ofwater, the total water is 14,000 crore litres. Whereas the total water on earth is 138 crores…cubic km. Each cubic km is 10,000 crore litres. It’s less than a drop in the bucket.
Switching off all your mobile phone chargers are like this. It does help. But is not going to help reverse climate change.
Images below shows arctic sea ice in 1979 and 2020
What we need are big ideas. All electric cars on roads powered by renewable energy. All household power produced using renewable energy. Zero use of single use plastics. Increase forest cover by 25% within the next 5 years. These are big, audacious goals. So big that some may be possible and some may not. But even through failure, we can be better off than not having the goal.
Some of Organo's big goals are… 100% power production through solar. Water secure communities dependent entirely on rainfall. Eco-townships, counter-urbanisation, only Triple Bottom line businesses,etc. Some may succeed. Some we will fail. But this effort can show what is required and what is possible.
Otherwise, the only option left would be to adapt. But climate change is happening too fast for us to adapt.