In the U.S., energy consumption accounts for over three-quarters of human-generated greenhouse gas emissions, a leading cause of climate change. More than half of these energy-related emissions come from large sources such as power plants and factories, while about a third comes from transportation. Industrial processes, agriculture, and waste management are also significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.
Scientists believe that the change in the earth's climate caused by the increase in emissions of greenhouse gases may lead to a rise in severe weather events around the world, including higher temperatures, melting icecaps, flooding and drought. If left unchecked, it is possible that climate change will adversely impact our natural ecosystems causing animal extinction and human suffering.
Most of the energy we use today comes from fossil fuels, which in turn, emits carbon into our atmosphere. So, every time we turn on a light, switch on a computer or drive our car, we are leaving our own personal carbon footprint on the planet. The more energy we use, the larger our personal impact on the environment.
We all have a role in resolving climate change too, and EarthEra products and services provide the opportunity for everyone to fight climate change by building a clean energy future.