Climate Change • A Complex,
but Solvable Problem

Climate change news is often dire. For example,

  • The 10 warmest years ever have all occurred during the last decade (2014–2023).
  • 2023 was the warmest year since global records began in 1850.
  • It has been 47 years since the Earth had a colder-than-average year.
  • The annual rate of increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide over the past 60 years is about 100 times faster than previous natural increases,
  • More than 10 million people die prematurely every year because of the burning of fossil fuels.
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However, there is also much good news and promise in this area:

  • At a key UN meeting in December 2023, nearly 200 nations agreed to transition away from fossil fuel. This language – although it could have been stronger – still signals the “beginning of the end” of the fossil fuel era.
  • Since 2010, there have been sustained decreases of up to 85% in the costs of solar and wind energy as well as batteries.
  • We have options in all sectors of society to at least halve emissions by 2030 with further deep emissions reductions possibilities.
  • EVs sales accounted for approximately 15.5% of automotive sales in 2023. This means that there are almost 41 million passenger EVs on the road. China has the largest share of EVs in the world, making up nearly a quarter of the global fleet.
  • A group of major oil and gas companies pledged to cut their methane pollution by at least 80% by 2030. Methane is also produced by bovines. Decreased meat consumption will also help.
  • Carbon pricing, regulations and other interventions have already resulted in gigatonnes of avoided emissions. Much more can be achieved if policies and measures are scaled up and deployed more widely.

It is time to move from problems to solutions, from analysis to action! Our incentivized donations will motivate people on the ground to take steps towards learning about this severe problem which in turn greatly affect education, poverty, and all other aspects of life on Earth as we know it.

Even seemingly small steps may help. Importantly, we believe in dignified solutions, listening to and respecting the knowledge of people on the ground who often know better what will help them and what they need than do we from a distance. In turn, we can help with knowledge about climate change, education, and poverty alleviation in peaceful, yet effective ways.

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