We overestimate threats that are less likely but easier to remember, like terrorism, and underestimate more complex threats, like climate change.
We are very bad at understanding statistical trends and long-term changes, because we have evolved to pay attention to immediate threats.
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We tend to believe that someone else will deal with a crisis.
This developed for good reason: if a threatening wild animal is lurking at the edge of our hunter-gatherer group, it’s a waste of effort for every single member to spring into action. Today, however, this leads us to assume (often wrongly) that our leaders must be doing something about the crisis of climate change. And the larger the group, the stronger this bias becomes.
We know that climate change is happening. We also know that it’s the result of human activities. And we know that it’s urgent. But that information hasn’t been enough to change our behaviours on a scale great enough to stop climate change. And a big part of the reason is our own evolution: no other species has evolved with such an extraordinary capacity to create and solve such situations.
Evolutionary theory suggests that we care most about just a few generations of family members: our great-grandparents to great-grandchildren.
While we may understand what needs to be done to address climate change, it’s hard for us to see how the sacrifices required for generations existing beyond this short time span are worth it.
Our biological evolution hasn’t just hindered us from addressing the challenge of climate change. It’s also equipped us with capacities to overcome them: we can recall past events and anticipate future scenarios. We can imagine and predict multiple, complex outcomes and identify actions needed in the present to achieve desired outcomes in the future. And individually we often prove able to act on these plans.
Mitigation of climate change is a global responsibility that all nations take part in.
Being in an era where industrialization and modernization exacerbate the condition of our environment, among the measures that policymakers proposed to ease the impact of this environmental phenomenon is to impose a Pigouvian tax on firms and industries for each ton of greenhouse gases that they emit through a taxation policy called carbon taxation.
A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions that come from the production, use, and end-of-life of a product or service. It includes carbon dioxide — the gas most commonly emitted by humans.
Usually, the bulk of an individual’s carbon footprint will come from transportation, housing and food.
There are simple choices you can make in your day-to-day life to lessen your personal impact on the environment.
As the amount of Carbon in the atmosphere is increasing day by day, there is a need for 'Carbon control' and to use environment-friendly alternatives for Global sustainability as well as for Ozone layer protection. Hydrogen being a potential fuel, is hard to extract from the atmosphere or by electrolyzation for commercial use. Here comes our hero 'Green Hydrogen' which can be used to Save the tomorrow.
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