Climate Change

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Climate Change

         Climate change is the issue that I would like to see resolved. The long-term change in weather patterns and temperatures is known as climate change. Studies suggest that these changes may be natural, but they have also been linked to human activity, which is thought to be the primary cause of climate change, particularly the burning of fossil fuels. There is a need to solve the problem of climate change because it poses serious threats to human beings and the diverse environment. Solving the problem of climate change is essential because it helps to ensure that it reduces some of the factors that affect human life and the environment that are contributed by climate change.

For example, heat waves, floods, and storms are frequent and extreme weather events brought on by climate change that harm ecosystems, agriculture, and human lives. Also, it contributes to the loss of ecosystem services and biodiversity due to shifting plant and animal migration routes, habitats, and survival rates, which impacts human access to resources like food, water, and medicine. Despite that, it also contributes to the increased risk of infectious diseases, heat stress, and mental health issues due to exposure to higher temperatures, water contamination, and vector-borne pathogens.

Considering these detrimental effects of climate change on both the environment and human life, I believe that this is a problem that needs to be solved urgently and cooperatively by all groups, individuals, and countries. Therefore, it is essential to note that solving the climate change problem is not only a noble thing to do but also an opportunity to create a more sustainable, prosperous, and equitable future for ourselves and future generations.

Three Possible Solutions

         Large corporations in the marketplace should use fuel alternatives and transition to renewable energy sources. An increasing number of businesses in Europe and beyond are converting their offices, retail spaces, and manufacturing facilities to renewable energy. More businesses than ever can power their operations with renewable energy while also reaping several business benefits (Talanoa, 2008).

This implies that to deal with the issue of climate change there is a need for companies to switch from fuel to renewable energy sources. Companies that have shifted from fuel to renewable energy have been reporting several bottom-line advantages when it comes to factors contributing to climate change, such as gas emissions. The transition of large corporation companies to renewable energy benefits them and the entire environmental diversity (Talanoa, 2008). It is also clear that effective use of renewable energy sources can support energy access, social and economic advancement, a safe and sustainable energy supply, and a decrease in the harmful effects of energy use on the environment and public health.

Reducing the environmental impact that companies are causing by reducing their greenhouse emissions is one of the main reasons that they should consider renewable energy as a viable option. It’s also evident that big businesses would lessen their carbon footprint and the environmental damage they cause to the climate if they moved away from fossil fuels like coal, oil, and gas and toward more environmentally friendly alternatives like solar, hydropower, and biomass. In addition, large corporations should invest in research and development of innovative technologies and solutions such as the use of smart grids, battery storage, and carbon capture (Talanoa, 2008). This could open new markets and business opportunities and support international efforts to tackle climate change.

By using alternatives and transitioning to renewable energy sources, large companies can not only reduce their greenhouse emissions but also gain competitive advantages and benefits in the marketplace. This can support the global shift to a low-carbon and green economy while also assisting them in achieving their economic, social, and environmental objectives.

Nations should implement trade policies that address climate change to encourage a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions. It is important to note that although trade contributes significantly to greenhouse gas emissions, it can also lower the cost of mitigating climate change and hasten the shift to a low-carbon economy (LSE, 2023). This implies that there is a need for the nation to implement trade policies that ensure that businesses reduce emissions that are associated with business, such as transport systems.

Although this is an essential solution that can help reduce climate change through the reduction of greenhouse emissions, the government needs to understand how the imposed climate change policy on businesses can affect trade (LSE, 2023). Despite all these aspects, nations need to implement trade policies that encourage businesses to decrease greenhouse gas emissions because that will help solve the climate change issue. The nation should promote trade and investment in low-carbon and renewable energy technologies to boost energy efficiency, lessen reliance on fossil fuels, and open up new markets and job opportunities.

The restoration and preservation of forest land and land management are more crucial. The effects of climate change can be lessened by enhancing forests’ natural ability to absorb and store carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas responsible for global warming, as well as by preserving and restoring forest land and using land management techniques (Grantham Research Institute, 2023). Given their ability to control the water cycle, generate oxygen, and maintain biodiversity, forests are essential to the Earth’s climate system.

According to the statistical analysis, the humid tropical regions of Africa and South America saw the greatest rates of deforestation over the previous ten years. Land use change is dominated by deforestation, which is responsible for 12–20% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide (Grantham Research Institute, 2023). These emissions are also influenced by the devastation of tropical peatlands and the degradation of forests (Grantham Research Institute, 2023). This indicates that restoring and preserving forest land and management can be an effective way to reduce greenhouse emissions.

For instance, forest is one of the essential parts of Earth’s natural systems because it helps regulate climate, protect biodiversity, and support livelihoods; thus, preserving its land from exploitation can help to ensure a reduction in climate change. Therefore, by establishing a win-win scenario for the environment and humanity, land management and the restoration and preservation of forest land can address the problem of climate change.

The Best Solution

         In my view, the best solution that can help reduce climate change is the transition to renewable energy sources in large corporations. The marketplace and industry are responsible for 30% of the harmful gas omitted on the environment; thus, transition to renewable energy is the best option because it would change the carbon footprint of industries effectively (Kabeyi & Olanrewaju, 2022). In addition, this would be the best solution, if many of the large corporations began to use renewable energy, it would make other industries shift from the use of fuel to renewable energy.

It is also clear that doing this would help to lower our market’s dependence on fossil fuels because fossil fuels cannot be renewed and take millions of years to form, it is not practical to depend on resources that can run out. More importantly, large corporations can effectively mitigate the effects of climate change by moving to renewable energy sources by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting the development of clean energy (Kabeyi & Olanrewaju, 2022). Examples of renewable energy sources that don’t release carbon dioxide or other harmful pollutants that exacerbate global warming are solar, wind, hydro, and bioenergy.

The various research results indicated that renewable energy sources can boost energy efficiency, open new markets, and generate employment while lowering reliance on fossil fuels. Renewable energy sources can also help developing countries become more resilient to the effects of climate change by providing them with access to green services and solutions (Kabeyi & Olanrewaju, 2022).

Therefore, large companies that switch to renewable energy sources can help solve the climate change problem by creating a win-win situation for the economy and the environment. The unequal distribution of solar and wind energy supply and demand must be addressed by innovations in energy transmission and storage, which are now necessary to facilitate international trade in solar and other renewable energy.

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Grantham Research Institute. (2023). What is the role of deforestation in climate change, and how can “Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation” (REDD+) help? Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

Kabeyi, M., & Olanrewaju, O. (2022). Sustainable energy transition for renewable and low carbon grid electricity generation and supply. Frontiers in Energy Research9, 1032.

LSE. (2023). How does trade contribute to climate change, and how can it advance climate action? Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

Talanoa, S. (2008). Advancing corporate demand for renewables: why are companies switching to green power – Climate Action.


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