It’s time to sit down and determine the primary causes of the issues now that climate change and greenhouse gas emissions are front and center in the public conversation. We are a long way from building a sustainable future, according to the International Panel on Climate Change, a UN body tasked with tracking the effects of global warming on our planet. Fortunately, the first step in solving a problem is understanding it, and there have recently been some significant advances in this area at least.
Electricity – 25%
The largest contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions is the production of electricity. Additionally, this is where the majority of the effort to combat pollution is concentrated. Many people recognize that we are still a long way from a time when we can generate electricity without the aid of carbon-producing sources, despite the fact that there have been significant advances in the field of renewable energies, with wind and solar looking particularly promising. Even if we completely reinvent electricity production and reduce carbon emissions to zero, this would still only account for 25% of global carbon emissions.