A Growing Problem
It would be foolhardy for every country to turn a blind eye and ignore the problem of climate change. All the while this infographic highlights the positive efforts which are being made at a global level. All by leading environmental agencies to combat the issue. It also indicates countries which have yet to make their pledge to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Making the pledge is not only important for taking steps to move forward and reduce energy consumption. This is important for the future because it will set up a precedent of environmentalism.
The history and predictions for future world energy consumption is apparent and clear: While the countries who have made their pledge to the OECD show a leveling of the amount of energy used to 2040, those countries who have not made their pledge will continue to steadily use more energy. The difference between the two is large. In order to bridge the gap, countries will need to make investments in renewable and ‘green’ energy using present and new methodologies. The graphics below discuss these new methods. Take a look!
By reading the info-graphic, it is easy to see that making investments now will help save the planet for future generations. To be completely honest, we don’t need to wait for anyone. We can all make an effort today to reduce our energy usage at home and work.
A couple of ways to reduce energy consumption include:
- Switching off appliances rather than leaving them on ‘stand-by’ mode
- Using rechargeable batteries
- Being careful when it comes to recycling
With small lifestyle changes and large investments by the countries that have pledged, it is possible to save the planet. When every country and its population gets on board and faces the climate change challenges ahead, change will occur rapidly.