Day: January 18, 2019

A Simple Reason Why Humanity Needs to be Less Wasteful to Curb Climate Catastrophe

A Simple Reason Why Humanity Needs to be Less Wasteful to Curb Climate Catastrophe

A Simple Reason Why Humanity Needs to be Less Wasteful to Curb Climate Catastrophe

01/18/19

“What is one tough thing humanity needs to adopt to fight climate change?”

 

Right now humanity is on track to shoot past a rise of 2-degree centigrade from pre-industrialization by 2030. And one of the primary reasons behind this is because human energy consumption and population has been rising over the years. Much of the global focus to fight this has been increasing technological energy efficiency. But according to the equation I = PAT, if population and affluence rise then it would offset more efficient technology. If humanity does not want to quickly decrease its population then it must change its culture of affluence. This is A Simple Reason Why Humanity Needs to be Less Wasteful to Curb Climate Catastrophe.