Ragmar Saksing: 5 myths about climate change

Tehnopol’s GreenTech Cluster Manager Ragmar Saksing recently shared widespread myths about climate change on his LinkedIn profile. We decided that these myths and the facts should get even more attention. So, here are the 5 myths about climate change, starting with the most common one.

  • Myth: Climate change is not real

Fact: Climate change is a scientifically proven phenomenon, and its impacts are already being felt around the world. The overwhelming majority of climate scientists agree that the Earth’s climate is warming and that human activities are the primary cause.

  • Myth: The Earth’s climate has always changed, so current changes are nothing to worry about

Fact: While it is true that the Earth’s climate has changed naturally in the past, the current rate of change is unprecedented and is largely caused by human activities. The consequences of these changes, such as sea level rise, intense heat waves, and other severe weather events, are already taking place and will continue to worsen if we do not take action to mitigate them.

  • Myth: Climate change is a problem for the future generations, not for us

Fact: As mentioned above, climate change is already affecting people and ecosystems around the world, and its impact will probably become more severe in the coming years. These changes will likely affect the most low-income communities, indigenous peoples, and small island states.

  • Myth: Mitigating climate change will hurt the economy and cost jobs

Fact: While there may be some short-term costs associated with reducing greenhouse gas emissions, there are also significant economic benefits to be gained from transitioning to a low-carbon economy. These benefits include new job opportunities in clean energy industries, improved public health due to reduced air pollution, and greater energy security.

  • Myth: There’s nothing I can do, since individual actions don’t matter when it comes to climate change

Fact: While individual actions alone are not enough to solve the problem of climate change, they do play an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating a culture of sustainability. By making changes to our daily habits, such as using public transportation or reducing meat consumption, we can help to reduce our carbon footprint and inspire others to take action as well.

If your company has a green tech solution and would like to tackle the climate change with us, contact us and let’s discuss further. Feel free to reach out to Ragmar at ragmar.saksing@tehnopol.ee.

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