Global Warming Facts!

We at Sun First are committed to be advocates for renewable energy, clean energy technologies and being stewards of the Earth. We feel global warming is an immanent threat to the future of our planet’s diversity, climate stability and our quality of life. Here are some interesting facts that we all should contemplate and hopefully will improve our awareness of the present state of our World.

Here are some interesting facts we want to share with you:

2016 is the hottest year on record.

In early December, the sea-ice cover at the North and South Poles is smaller than recent averages by an area the size of India.

Global CO2 emissions remained flat in 2016 for the third year in a row.

Concentrations of toxic mercury in bluefin tuna are declining, apparently because so many coal-fired power plants have closed.

According to the International Energy Agency, demand for gasoline has peaked, largely as a result of electric cars and more-fuel-efficient engines

August and September are the hottest on record, with August tying July for the hottest month in history. They are the 16th and 17th straight months to set heat records. Earth is the warmest it has been in 100,000 years.

Shell Oil Company says that its carbon-capture-and-storage project in Alberta, Canada’s tar sands fields sequestered 1 million tons of CO2 in its first year of operation.

Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide never drop below 400 parts per million in September, a month when CO2 is usually at a minimum. Earth’s CO2 levels will now likely remain above 400 pp.

For six months in 2016, solar panels in the United Kingdom produce more electricity than does coal.

More than 100 nations agree to limit their use of hydrofluorocarbons, a class of very powerful greenhouse gases used in air conditioners.

Between 2011 and 2014, Greenland lost a trillion tons of ice.

On Tuesday, July 12, California’s industrial-scale solar plants set a new record by generating enough electricity to power 6 million homes.

All these interesting facts just show how important it is to protect out planet and reduce emissions. Going solar is one of the steps you can take to make a change to our environment and protect the future of our children and their children to come.