NEW YORK (PRWEB) July 06, 2020
Global economic growth is driven by consumer consumption, but unfortunately, that consumption is also polluting our planet. To tackle the climate crisis we need cleaner energy, but we also need different social norms. During COVID19, the world was able to see the impact a lockdown can have on our environment. People were forced to give up their cars and coal and entire ways of life, and research shows carbon monoxide levels were reduced by nearly 50% compared to levels in the same period last year. Emissions of the planet-heating gas CO2 also fell sharply.
Roland Kupers is an advisor on Complexity, Resilience and Energy Transition, and the author of A Climate Policy Revolution - What the Science of Complexity Reveals about Saving Our Planet. Kupers shared with C.M. Rubin, Founder of CMRubinWorld, 10 ways the pandemic helped to fight the climate crisis. “From psychology we know that it takes 3 - 6 weeks for new tastes to remain. Our new pandemic habits of less travel, video meetings and valuing cleaner air just might stick,” says Kupers.
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Roland Kupers is the author of A Climate Policy Revolution - What the Science of Complexity Reveals about Saving Our Planet (Harvard University Press). Kupers is an advisor on Complexity, Resilience and Energy Transition, as well as a researcher at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Amsterdam.
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