With a growing desire for energy to support contemporary power, security and communication needs, it has never been more vital to address climate change and its effects on our planet. We have been not only charged with caring for our current population, but also entrusted with the wellbeing of future generations. The relationship we foster with our environment constantly changes because just as the environment influences our decisions of how to live, our life choices simultaneously alter the environment.
Advancements in science can make understanding the effects of energy production and usage on climate change seem more daunting than ever due to the overload of information. Moreover, a political undercurrent follows the topic of climate change and can easily add an additional layer of confusion and misunderstanding to the issue. In the wake of expanding energy needs and an increasingly delicate environment, access to reliable research information has become crucial. As today’s youth, we have been privileged with innumerable opportunities to learn about and incite change in our world. Unlike many people in the world, we are fortunate to possess easy access to our survival needs, which consequently means that we can afford to turn our focus toward improving the future. Through this website we seek to provide factual information about climate change and the energy phenomenon in order to educate readers and to facilitate a discussion about the inextricable links between climate and energy, science, business, politics and the public sphere.
As stated by the Natural Resources Defense Council, "climate change is the single biggest environmental and humanitarian crisis of our time. The Earth's atmosphere is overloaded with heat-trapping carbon dioxide, which threatens large-scale disruptions in climate with disastrous consequences. We must act now to spur the adoption of cleaner energy sources at home and abroad.
"Our best weapon against global climate change is clean energy. Renewable power, conservation, energy efficiency in buildings and elsewhere, more efficient vehicles and clean fuels -- these are the solutions that will reduce the impacts on our climate, revive our economy, and create jobs."
Last Updated: August 09, 2016