- Solar power more crucial investment than ever
- Greenhouse gas levels at highest point in 800,000 years
- We need to work together to combat climate change
Now may be the most important time to invest in solar power than ever. According to an article by ABC News, “The world's top scientists have given their clearest warning yet of the severe and irreversible impacts of climate change.”
This report came after the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) announced that our greenhouse levels are worse than they have been in 800,000 years. This is an alarming report, but not completely a surprise given the changes in temperature and frequency of natural disasters occurring around the world.
According to ABC News, “The report reiterates that the planet is unequivocally warming, that burning fossil fuels is significantly increasing greenhouse gas emissions and the effects of climate change - like sea level rises - are already being felt.”
So what exactly are greenhouse gases, and what is climate change?
In very simple terms, greenhouse gases are gases in the earth’s atmosphere that allow sunlight to enter the earth. As such, they have a major influence on its temperature. As we burn more fossil fuels to produce sources of energy such as electricity, more carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere. When more carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere, greenhouse gas levels rise. It is believed that as greenhouse gases rise, so does the earth’s temperatures, which, in turn, produces in changes in weather known as ‘climate change’. These changes could cause severe natural disasters, such as flooding.
How can we help prevent climate change?
There are plenty of things we can do together to prevent climate change. Just some ways could include:
- Commuting, catching public transport or walking/cycling to work
- Recycling rubbish
- Reminding others about the importance of climate change and the dangerous levels of greenhouse gases
- Invest in clean, renewable energy
Change the world with solar power
This is one reason why we got into the business of solar power and solar hot water – through clean energy, we’ll be able to help change the outcome for our planet not just for our generation, but for generations to come. Because we want to help as many homes and businesses in Brisbane, Townsville and Queensland move into cleaner energy as possible, we offer highly competitive pricing with only high quality solar panels. We have a strong focus on integrity and honesty when conducting business.
If you’d love to learn more about how you can do your bit with solar, contact Apollo Solar today.