Global warming is one of the most pressing problems we face in the world right now. If the problem of climate change remains unsolved, it will affect many generations to come. In fact, there is a chance that the future generation will not see the world the way we see it now.
The good news is that there are countries that have started doing their share to stop climate change. One of the biggest contributing factors to this phenomenon is the concentration of carbon in the atmosphere.
Fossil fuels have been useful as an energy source, but they burn too much carbon. Over the years, it has led to the increased concentration of carbon in the atmosphere, leading to global warming.
The best part is that there are alternative energy sources. Wind, sun and geothermal energy sources may provide the same amount of energy, but don’t cause the same level of pollution. There are a number of countries that have begun working towards using clean energy and reducing the effects of global warming.
In fact, some of them have succeeded in fully eradicating fossil fuels as an energy source. This only proves to the naysayers that it can be done. Yes, it might be costlier or more difficult, but it is possible.
Small countries like Bonaire and Costa Rica have succeeded in achieving full repeal of fossil fuels. Even a larger country like Denmark has also succeeded in doing so. It goes to show that if the government is focused on combating global warming, it can be done.
The reason why a lot of people are not in favor of these alternative energy sources is because they make a lot of money out of the fossil fuel industry. Even if they try to change people’s minds, we can’t deny the fact that fossil fuels are quickly depleting. If we don’t begin looking for an alternative energy source now, then the future is less than bright.
The 7 countries presented in the infographic below have managed to let go of fossil fuels and were very successful. Other countries should take inspiration from them.
Infographic Source: welovecostarica.com