The worsening climate crisis is of growing concern to everyone on the planet. Greenhouse emissions, pollution of the ocean with plastics and waste products, and the destruction of irreplaceable resources such as rain forests are causing widespread and perhaps irreparable harm on a global scale.
As the planet is on the precipice of a tipping point, private companies are taking action to save it from potentially irreversible damage. Industry leaders have urged the government to act responsibly, and they’re making concerted efforts to operate in ways that will help make forwards progress.
Companies are exploring ways to bring an end to harmful practices while also working to protect valuable resources that have been put into jeopardy such as food and water.
It is highly regrettable that the private industry has had to step in where the government has taken steps backward.
Climate crisis deniers who have been installed in regulatory agencies and administrative offices refuse to act in accordance with the immediacy of the crisis and instead exhibit a willful disregard for conclusive scientific evidence and ominous warnings of catastrophic consequences.
Rolling back environmental regulations that protect our most precious natural resources from environmental pollutants can have a devastating impact on the volume of pollutants in both our freshwater sources and the ocean.
Within the past several years, one of the first official acts of a new administration was rescinding an order that prevented companies from polluting rivers with coal mining waste.
Due to the effects of pollution, this energy sector urgently needs to be eliminated and those working in it should be trained for better quality and safer jobs in green energy. Instead, it has been bolstered to continue undeniably harmful environmental practices.
Withdrawal from key global initiatives such as the Paris Accord has caused the United States to appear reckless on a world stage.
Many of the nation’s leading businesses responded in a resounding protest to this incomprehensible misstep.
Due to governmental failure, there is a growing reliance on leading private business entities to take steps in the right direction.
Thankfully, key players in the nation’s commercial and technology industries are answering the call to action.
In the face of the greatest crisis the world has ever seen, they are actively looking for solutions that include employing sustainable practices, developing and harnessing renewable energy, and finding solutions to address the devastating consequences of environmental pollution.
Utilizing Predictive Information
As companies respond to the need to operate reactively and sustainably, there are multiple initiatives to use technology to surmount analytical obstacles and make intelligent moves forward.
AI is enabling people to better understand the effects of the climate crisis, and integrated data management is helping companies utilize vital information in order to take effective responsive measures.
Individual industry leaders are playing a significant role in advancing these efforts. Matt Ocko, a managing partner at Data Collective and a board member of Jupiter Intel, is committed to empowering companies to identify and combat the most immediate repercussions of the crisis.
AI technology can assist in monitoring small events such as variations in weather patterns and also tracking major events such as the development of massive wildfires that threaten to engulf entire countries.
Predictive technology will equip companies to make informed decisions about how they’re operating, and they can help individual communities prepare for dire situations.
Finding Constructive Solutions
Private companies are working on practical ways to help end dangerous environmental practices.
The ultimate goal is for these alternatives to be both sustainable and financially beneficial.
For example, Pivot Bio is engineering a fertilizer that can replace harmful chemical fertilizers and greatly reduce agricultural pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
In addition to helping farmers operate more sustainably, this breakthrough would also reduce operating expenses and enhance profitability for an industry that could potentially see some of the worst financial damage associated with the effects of the climate crisis.
As the crisis worsens, crop sustainability will decline further and further.
Moreover, the threat of weather events associated with the crisis will cause agricultural business’ risk exposure to increase significantly.
By being able to use safer and less expensive operational resources, farmers will be able to contribute to global climate saving initiatives, and they’ll be far better positioned to withstand the effects of the climate crisis.
Ultimately, protecting the most abundant food sources will be essential to global survival as the world’s resources are being put into peril.
Decision-making and actions that are based on analytical data and scientific facts are more important than ever before.
Both government officials and businesses alike need to recognize the importance of employing innovative technology and developing new resources to effectively respond to the climate crisis.
The burden of action is falling largely on private industry, and its efforts may stand as the world’s best chance for survival during the worsening climate crisis.