Climate Crisis Countdown: Upholding Ethics and Inverting The Status Quo
The Carbon Neutral (Negative) Pledges are all in. It is essential but insufficient. Follow science and you shall have the data that the stability of the earth’s climate and the physical manifestations of a changing climate are increasingly visible across the globe, as are the socioeconomic impacts are threatened. At present, according to the UN IPCC report, the greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated and are not counterbalanced by removals, nor is the world prepared to complete the net-zero transition from the COP26 Glasgow event. Indeed, even if all net-zero national climate pledges are met (many do not have a specific action plan to produce net positive results), researchers suggests that warming would not be held to 1.5°C above preindustrial levels, increasing the odds of initiating the most catastrophic impacts of climate change, including the risk of biotic feedback loops and many of the climate change incidents we have witnessed around the world that have caused human lives and threaten our biodiversity for our future generation.
Kass will address a second global trend that will sweep us off the feet called Quickening. The Digital Transformation growth is exponential, most likely in a nonlinear way. According to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in the earnings call, “We’ve seen two years’ worth of digital transformation in two months. During the pandemic, I tallied the past 4 months of Digital commerce transacted over 2021-2022 holidays (when we had second lockdown) matched the same business volume of past 10 years of brick-and-mortar business.
Susanna will address Taking Climate Action is the best way to build Sustainable Data Center to reach Carbon Neutraility to boost economic growth after the covid disruption for thriving people, healthier environment and social equity for societies to pave the way forward for next generations.