Imagine a dystopian age where the world is ravaged with continuous forest fires, heatwaves forcing a mass exodus of people and mass extinction of animal species, island nations disappearing under the sea, floods and famine rife in modern countries.
Continuous storms destroy buildings, crops and livelihoods whilst the human population wages molecular war against the onslaught of a mutating virus. Terrorist regimes form governments and Donald Trump launches a social network called Truth!
We have all seen disaster movies. But this is happening to our planet and to ourselves right now, a dystopian today. And the worst has yet to hit us.
The 2021 UN’s intergovernmental panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report highlights that human influence has warmed the climate. By 2040 global temperature is expected to reach or exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius of heating. This will inevitably lead to extreme weather, heatwaves, forest fires, floods, rise in sea levels and cause irreversible detrimental effects on people, animals and the environment.
Even countries under the sea level or on the equator could be uninhabitable. Stabilising the climate will require strong, rapid, and sustained reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, and reaching net-zero CO2 emissions.
On the other hand, the Bitcoin network generates 139.86 metric tonnes of CO2 pa footprint equivalent to the size of a European country. Innovation today should not send us back to the dark ages. A Code Red for humanity has been announced as climate temperatures are on course to exceed 1.5 degrees in less than 20 years or by the time Greta Thunberg and Billie Eilish turn 40 years old.
In a nutshell, we live on a non-fungible planet with zero second chances. Simply put, we got to do something about it!
At Nettle, our London based global blockchain start-up for doing good, we recognise there is an urgency to make changes in the way we live. The network effect of coming together to reduce our footprint will make a seismic difference to the planet. Here at Nettle, we exist to engineer tools to support the new generation you wish to do good.
Visit our website nettlelabs.com and explore how we use blockchain to scale the change we wish to see in the world.
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🌍 Website: nettlelabs.com