Global warming, it's everyones problem
Our world is warming. It's a fact. It makes the headlines, and it's in the news, you could say it's a hot topic. And rightly so. Our world is warming at an alarming rate, with current predictions stating that by 2030 the world could be up to 1.5 ̊C warmer than it currently is.While that doesn't seem much, we're already living with the consequences of a warmer planet.
Data records make for grim reading - the top five hottest years on record are 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 with 2019 set to join them too. February 2019 was the warmest since records began, followed by December 2019. Will January 2020 follow suit, making it a full house?
This warming effect has manifested itself in Australia quite clearly with devastating effect since November 2019. Wildfires have always been a natural phenomenon in Australia, and part of a healthy cycle of renewal. However, the fires witnessed in recent months have been of such biblical magnitude that the cause and effect of global warming can no longer be questioned.More than 30 people have been killed, nearly a billion animals have perished, the flames have consumed 3,000 homes, and more than 10 million hectares of land have been scorched.To put this into perspective, England has 13 million hectares of land. It’s a big catastrophe.
What can we do?
We're regularly told about the effects of global warming, and we hear and see with our own eyes the impact of global warming. But how often are we told what to do about it?
Well, there is something straightforward that you could do.It's called - voltage optimisation. Now you'd be forgiven for thinking that voltage optimisation was a phrase borrowed from a Star Wars film. Han Solo, flapping about the deck of the Millennium Falcon looking for the voltage optimiser that will inject speed into his ailing ship. It's not.It's much better than that.