The United Nations have released a report stating that we only have 12 years left to fix things before climate catastrophe.The report says the earth’s temperature could rise by 1.5°C as early as 2030 if greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current rate. This would lead to the elimination of fresh water for one third of the planet, sea levels will rise at an alarming rate causing low-level countries like the Maldives to be submerged. There will be an increase in the number of natural disasters and spread of disease, and crop growth may become stunted.
Business is responsible for nearly 20% of the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions with a huge 28.4% coming from electricity production. Scientists say there is still time to avoid climate catastrophe by dramatically reducing our carbon emissions, but we need to act fast. Businesses must reduce their carbon footprint by going green and installing LED lighting, PV solar or wind turbines, and sourcing green energy.