According to Deloitte’s July 2023 Sustainable Actions Index data, 65% of lower-income people, 68% of middle-income people and 72% of higher-income people believe climate change is an emergency.
Human activities have caused the Earth to exceed six of nine boundaries necessary for keeping the planet healthy, pushing the environment “well outside the safe operating space for humanity,” scientists warn in a new study published last week in Science Advances.
Whether you are a business, organization, or individual interested in offsetting your emissions, you have the option to buy credits from mandatory schemes or voluntary programs. However, purchasing carbon credits hinges on the adoption of technologies, procedures, products, and materials designed to reduce emissions associated with human activities.
“We have people all across the world in the streets, showing up, demanding a cessation of what is killing us,” Ocasio-Cortez told a cheering crowd. “We have to send a message that some of us are going to be living on, on this planet 30, 40, 50 years from now. And we will not take no for an answer.”