Offset your emissions to help fight the impacts of climate change
Climate change is one of the biggest challenges we face today.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (2021) concludes that climate change is now happening more rapidly than ever before, and at a rate faster than scientists anticipated. This is impacting extreme weather events across the globe with an increase in floods, bushfires, and the prolonged impact of drought.
The report estimates that we will reach 1.5C of global warming sometime in the next decade and that human influence on climate change is no longer in question. However, it also provided hope that change is possible and that there is a window of time now that humans can positively alter the path we are on.
Through the sustained reduction of emissions into our atmosphere, air quality could improve, temperatures could stabilise, and we could make a difference for the planet.
Together, we can grow our forests and grow climate hope.
It is important that we reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible through our purchase decisions, diet and travel. We should reduce our emissions as much as we can and offset those we cannot avoid.
To read more about the IPCC’s report, read our article What a ‘code red for humanity’ means for our climate. Or click here to read more about Climate Change.