March 24, 2020
Choosing sustainability doesn’t mean sacrifice, responsible legislation can actually drive progress
It’s been a grave winter for the health of our planet.
In Madrid, urgent climate talks dissolved into a disappointing stalemate. The public is informed and engaged in a new and promising way but is also more divided. We are close to a tipping point: a point at which the rate of change increases dramatically, and possibly irreversibly, towards a climate catastrophe.
When we talk about the concept of tipping points, we recognize that change isn’t linear – it’s exponential. We see examples of this all too frequently. As the planet warms, Arctic permafrost thaws, releasing methane and carbon dioxide that further accelerates the pace of change. And as the Earth loses more and more of its white, reflective surfaces, the planet more readily absorbs heat.
We’re close to some of nature’s tipping points. Reaching these would have disastrous implications for our planet and our way of life.