Consider the loss of a wide range of land and water-based plant and animal species, the spread of disease-carrying insects like mosquitoes in previously uninhabitable areas, and the submergence of entire towns and islands.
The threat of climate change is serious. It's not a problem for the future; it's already here. And if we're going to do something about it, we'd better get started right away.
"Forbes Sustainability – Could Rooftop Solar Really Provide Enough Electricity For The Entire World?"
A team led by energy researchers at University College Cork in Ireland calculated a figure for the total surface area of all the rooftops in the world: some 0.2 million square kilometers—an area almost the size of the U.K. The authors then worked out that, if all the surface area was covered with solar photovoltaic panels, they could generate a total of 27 petawatt hours of electricity per year—more than the combined electricity consumption of the world in 2018.
Gear up for change
Through your lifestyle choices, you can help Mother Nature heal.
As small as your efforts would seem in the grand scheme of things, these small efforts from environmentally conscious individuals across the planet, when pooled together, will have an invaluable impact.
Start with transitioning from a traditional energy source to a solar panel system.
This change will benefit not only nature but also your pocket.
That right there is a deal worth exploring
Solar systems are available to put you in control. You won't have to worry about your utility increasing your prices year after year if you go solar. You are no longer enslaved by your utility company because of solar power.
Misconceptions prevent people from saving money with solar energy.
One of the most stubborn myths about solar energy is that it is too costly for most homeowners. In reality, solar is more affordable than ever, and the options for financing home solar are increasing all the time.
Not Enough Sun Light?
Solar energy systems can work well in a wide variety of places, including foggy and cold climates, and on overcast days. Germany, a country not known for massive sun, leads the world in home solar.
Solar can’t pay for itself?
The system pays for itself in less time than ever.
Renewable Energy's ROI is sooner than you think.
Hurts Home Value
A recent study showed that homeowners who purchase a solar energy system actually add to their property value. Homes with solar on the roof are likely to sell more quickly, too.