Global warming, also known as climate change, is one of the largest issues our society is facing today. If we keep emitting pollutants into our atmosphere as we are now, we will irreversibly damage our planet, ruin our ecosystems and make the earth inhabitable.

We can still make a difference if we act now. We have the technology and knowledge to make important changes to our lifestyles that can change the future for the better.

What is global warming and why is it happening?

Global warming describes the gradual increase of the overall temperature of the earth’s atmosphere. This is due to greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane trapping the sun’s heat in the atmosphere.

Carbon dioxide and the other greenhouse gases are the main drivers of climate change. We have been emitting a dangerous amount of these gases for over 50 years, incrementally increasing these emissions over time. Climate change cannot be stopped completely, but it can at least be slowed down if we reduce our carbon footprint.

How can we cut our emissions?

According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, we need to reach “net zero” carbon emissions by 2050 or sooner. “Net zero means that, on balance, no more carbon is dumped into the atmosphere than is taken out” [1].

This is achievable if we rethink how we produce and consume electricity. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, the electric power sector is one of the largest contributors of greenhouse gasses to the United States, representing 28% of all emissions [2].

Solar power is a cleaner alternative to fossil fuels because it produces virtually zero carbon emissions. It is critical to our nationwide efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and slow down the effects of climate change.

Why solar power?

Solar power is harnessed energy from the sun that is converted into thermal or electrical energy. It’s the cleanest and most abundant resource in the world because sunlight is natural and replenishable. Fossil fuels, like coal and oil, are finite and harmful to the atmosphere due to their contribution to the greenhouse effect.

Since solar energy systems are powered by the sun’s energy, this technology produces emission-free electricity. For every home that switches to cleaner energy, we are significantly reducing our carbon footprint. These technologies are crucial in our efforts to reverse the damage we have inflicted on our planet.

About Momentum

Momentum Solar provides homeowners with a cleaner alternative for energy. Founded in 2009, we are an owner-operated company committed to delivering a first-class experience to our customers through their journey to cleaner, price-protected electricity generated by the sun.

Renewable energy is proven to reduce carbon emissions from harmful fossil fuels. Switching to solar helps produce cleaner air today while building a better tomorrow for future generations. Every solar system can make a difference — start a movement to solarize your community!

Interested in switching to solar? Ask us about your free site assessment. Call 1-800-MOMENTUM or visit our website at momentumsolar.com for more information.

[1] https://www.ucsusa.org/climate/solutions

[2] https://www.seia.org/initiatives/climate-change

 

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