Tesla’s mission is very focused on sustainability and trying to mitigate the impact of climate change. I have written about Tesla’s carbon impact page, but re-examining Tesla has passed a new milestone: it has prevented more than 18 million tons of carbon from entering our atmosphere. Up to now, the total amount of carbon saved by Tesla alone is 18,225,155.20 tons. It’s a coincidence that Tesla was founded 18 years ago today. It averages about 1 million tons per year, but it will definitely only grow.
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Tesla are great, but unfortunately, Tesla seems to be the only company that promotes sustainable development. Yes, we have other companies that are implementing policies and “carbon neutral”, but I think that companies that live in extreme heat and weather conditions don’t really care about eco-labels and promises of a better future.
In the tweet above, Lauren Rowe shared another tweet from The Economist and statistics on Tesla’s carbon impact. The Economist shared shocking news, showing that while Tesla is doing its part, as a global species, we must also do more.
The Economist asked why there was a heat wave in parts of the United States and Canada. Some people up north don’t even have air conditioning, which is so weird, they have the kind of heat I’m used to in Louisiana. In some areas, it is also very dry. Weird, but completely predictable. The graph shared by
Lauren compares the characteristics of the average heat wave of 50 major cities over ten years. The most significant is the growth in each category. Heat waves are more frequent and last longer, resulting in longer seasons and greater intensity.
In 2016, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a report titled “Climate Change and Extremely Hot Temperatures: What You Can Do to Prepare.” The US Environmental Protection Agency stated that extremely high temperature events will become more common, more severe and last longer. He also claimed that more extreme heat events can lead to more illness and death.
“As people add more heat-absorbing greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, the temperature will continue to rise. Therefore, scientists hope that heat waves will become more common, severe and last longer. More extreme heat can lead to an increase in the number of heat-related illnesses and deaths, especially if individuals and communities fail to take steps to adapt and protect themselves. Even a small increase in extremely high temperature can lead to an increase in death and illness. ”
This report is primarily a guide on how to prepare for and withstand extremely high temperatures. If you are unfamiliar with handling such high temperatures, I suggest you check out and plan for more extreme events of this type. The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions shared, Record high temperatures occur every day twice as often as the lowest temperature in the continental United States, nearly 1: 1 since the 1950s.
“Heat waves are becoming more and more common, and intense heat waves are more common in the western United States, although records of the number of heat waves (caused by sandstorms and other factors) are still maintained in many parts of the United States in the 1930s.
“Last year, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) published an article about it is too late to eliminate climate change and we need technology to adapt. The authors of this special article pointed out that they have seen many companies show products designed to help humans adapt to climate change, which reminds people that the balance of global warming has tilted.
“Based on our current carbon dioxide emissions, we can expect the temperature to rise as high as 1.5°C by 2033. Even if we stop emitting carbon today, the temperature will continue to rise for a while and the climate will become more unstable.
“The author noted that these companies were performing at the CES Technology Conference in Las Vegas, and noted that the event took place in January 2020, before the pandemic and subsequent shutdown. The author points out that many CES companies are aware that it is too late to stop climate change and are now focusing on how to help people adapt to climate change. There are a variety of products, from clothing to building materials with higher melting points.
One of the very interesting companies I found is Embr Labs, which is making a bracelet that can lower someone’s perceived temperature by a few degrees. It will not actually change your body temperature. Instead, it will change the temperature on your wrist. It’s like a cooling fan on your wrist. The author says that the bracelet the company is building is now available for sale, and it also offers heating options for those in a cold environment. Although I don’t plan on spending $ 300 to buy one at the moment, it’s interesting to consider using technology to adapt in this way.
Climate change, carbon and adaptation
Tesla has created miracles by promoting and advancing electric vehicles, but let’s not forget their energy aspects. However, I think that in terms of adaptation, we need to find ways to encourage slow and slow companies and local, state and even federal governments to wake up.
Currently in Texas, ERCOT wants people to turn the air conditioner on or off to help balance the grid and avoid unexpected power outages. Above, I mean raising the thermostat to a higher temperature, such as 78° or even 82°. This may not seem so bad compared to three-digit numbers, but in the south, 82 plus humidity is similar to 98 without humidity. This is not good.
Given that Tesla occupies an important position in Texas, it makes sense for companies like ERCOT to cooperate to reduce their dependence on fossils