The team at Norvergence keeps track of the issues and statistics related to climate change which associate with major climatic problems. Climate change is the range of weather and climatic events, like the sea level rise, increased average temperatures and greater rates of ice melt in the polar caps and glaciers around the world.
The impact of climate change on wildlife is likely to be the greatest cause of species extinction in this century. A report from the IPCC says that a 1.5-degree celsius average rise may result in 20-30% of species at risk of extinction. The other problems like the drinking water shortage, Hurricanes, and other storms are likely to be stronger, mega droughts by 2100 and diseases like mosquito-borne malaria will spread at a high speed.
Another area of concern which is regularly highlighted by researchers at Norvergence is the Carbon emission. Where the activists are busy with the industrial heat and the measures to control them, the team Norvergence brought the limelight on “the CO2 emissions from cars’ which is 10 percent is greater than the Co2 emissions of all the world’s cars (6%) and planes (2%) combined. More efforts are to be laid in the direction of the increasing vehicles and a little pressure on the automotive industry to come up with activities that control the excessive carbon emission from cars.
The big industries like cement, steel, glass, fertilizer refining and the chemical industries also make a notable contribution towards carbon emission. The government has also walked in to establish some control over the industrial heat. The Indonesian government has launched an agency named “Environmental Fund Management Body” to manage the environmental funds in addressing climate change and issues related to the environment. Some of the industries like cement, steel, and petrochemicals that have received environmental waivers or are politically exempted from carbon limits. More such efforts are required from the government for each country across the world.
The options for decarbonizing industrial heat are scarce and the alternatives can be categories as Biomass, electricity, hydrogen Nuclear and carbon capture and storage (CCS). Hydrogen is considered the most promising alternative but the cost is high. The cheapest way to produce hydrogen is steam methane reforming. Electrification is the only technology solution suggested by all the environmentalists to decarbonize the industrial heat and contribute towards climate change protection.