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Community health challenges of global temperature rise

Last year, global average temperatures surpassed all previous years since records commenced in 1850. The average global temperature soared to 2.12°F above the 20th-century norm. Compared to pre-industrial years, the increase was 2.43°F. This significant temperature rise has brought storms, flooding, fires, and drought. In the U.S., the 1960s average of two heat waves increased […]

Nine perspectives on progress
toward net zero CO2

These ecoPreserve team members confirm that global decarbonization goals are being advanced at home, in our communities, and especially in the organizations we serve! OBSERVING AN EV REVOLUTION As more charging stations become available and the technology continues to improve increasing range, folks will continue to hop on the train. Alberto Brioso Project Manager SHARING […]

Can tomorrow’s tech save this planet?

Here’s the challenge: The fragile ecosystem we live in has been thrown off balance by Greenhouse Gases (GhG). Carbon dioxide (CO2), which comprises 72% of GhG[1], is primarily the result of mining, drilling, and burning of coal and petroleum. Combustion and industrial emissions from fossil fuels send over 35 gigatons of CO2 into the atmosphere […]

A tale of two communities

A  STORM INTENSIFIES On the morning of September 23, Tropical Depression Nine (TD 9) formed south of the Dominican Republic. Its wind speed was 35 mph. The next day, as TD 9 crossed the central Caribbean, those wind speeds bumped up to 39 mph and became Tropical Storm Ian. Rapid intensification, fueled by the energy […]

Seven roads to climate-change readiness

This century’s rise in global average temperatures — about 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit — is small, but the human and economic impact is powerful. Looking ahead, the 50-year cost of unchecked climate change could exceed $175 trillion. PERILS REPORTED TODAY The reasons for climate change costs are no less varied than the regions where they occur. […]

Resiliency means better traction for the rough roads ahead

Earth’s atmosphere is warming faster than ever before. The atmospheric co2 concentration today exceeds 370 ppm; 28% higher than a half century ago.[1] As a heavier greenhouse gas blanket traps heat, the storms, fires, floods, extreme temperatures that once were 100-year events have become today’s news. Hazards that are more frequent and more severe bring […]

Introducing the SME Climate Hub: resources for climate action

The SME Climate Hub is a global initiative that empowers small to medium-sized companies to take climate action and build resilient businesses for the future. The Hub is an initiative of the We Mean Business Coalition, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and the United Nations Race to Zero campaign in collaboration with Normative and the Net […]

Sustainable investments favored as economies evolve

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors are well-known in international business.[1] In an investment decision, ESG data provides a way to earn financial returns while participating in long-term safeguarding of the planet and having positive impact on people’s lives.[2] The number of sustainable funds have more than tripled in the past decade. As of March […]

Beyond mountains of waste, a sustainable economy is seen

The linear economy has persisted domesticly and worldwide. Until recently, democracies, monarchies, and totalian regimes have all followed the same economic model. Drawing the line This model has served many generations, yet it endangers future generations. Some of the consequences are piled in front of us today. Others drift in the oceans, pollute our air, […]