Global Climate Change
– What Does the Earth Have to Say?
Presenter: Michael Lutomski
Sustainability and Environment
Global warming and climate change is at the forefront of nearly every
country's and corporation’s policy making. Some see
disaster, some see opportunity. One thing that is certain is that
a change in weather patterns, precipitation, and agriculture is under
way. There will be changes that will have major effects on
financial, political, and social systems across the globe. The
rhetoric of blaming other natural causes has quieted.
With six billion people demanding more and more energy every day, there
seems to be no end in sight. 86% of the globe's energy is
still derived from unlocking and releasing, or combusting, the trapped
carbon in the form of fossil fuel formed millions of years ago.
Finding alternative solutions to meet this demand for energy is in full
Countries like China and private corporations around the world are now
taking voluntary action to restructure their practices in a sustainable
way. They are no longer waiting for governments to lead or
regulate. There is a sustainable business revolution taking
place. Countries from Brazil to Denmark have already been
restructuring their energy policies and energy generation, and are
forming strategies to deal with a warmer planet.
But what actions should you
take? How do we know if they will be sufficient? Mr.
Lutomski will explore existing technology to replace fossil fuels, that
will bring us closer to slowing or reversing global climate