This is a sponsored post, but as always, all opinions are my own!
These past few weeks have been brutal across the globe. In our country alone we’re dealing with simultaneous flooding and fires, back-to-back hurricanes, and record breaking temperatures. There’s no doubt about it that we are living in some pretty scary times.
I try to be mindful of our day-to-day actions to try and make better choices. But let’s be honest, when we look on the news and see constant devastation, it’s a little hard to put into perspective what we can actually do to make a difference. My social media feed is flooded with proof that things are going wrong, but there are little solutions being offered.
One thing is clear, though: ignoring the problem isn’t going to make it go away. The amount of carbon dioxide is higher than at any time in the last 800,000 years, and what makes it even worse is that the United States is the second largest contributor to CO2 in our atmosphere.
- In 1910 Glacier National Park was home to more an estimated 150 glaciers. That number has now shrunk to 25 as of December 2016. This national park is expected to eventually lose all its glaciers. This is only one example of glacial melt that is occurring all over the world. [Source]
- The current pace of global average temperature rise puts approximately 25 to 35 percent of plant and animal species at increased risk of extinction. [Source]
- Rain forest destruction contributes to climate change. That’s because trees store carbon dioxide as they grow. Clearing and burning forests releases large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. [Source]
So if you’re like, you read facts like these, and we’re constantly told that things are bad, bad, bad but no one knows how to fix them, so we just bury our heads in the sand because we literally have no idea what is going on. Right?
Except that there are people out there who are coming up with solutions, and even without a science degree, what we CAN do is support the people who have the means to find those answers and do something about it. Who are these people? Well in this case, a tree-hugger, a technical mathematician, an expert in emission avoidance and some scientists from the US and Austria. They’ve come up with a solution called the OBRIST C-Transformer, a machine that will help nature do what nature does best. Just a little bit faster. Actually, a lot faster.
And they’re asking for our help. They’ve set up an Indiegogo page to raise funds to make their solution become a reality, where they explain:
We humans have produced carbon dioxide that cannot be bound only by nature itself. That’s why we came up with the OBRIST C-Transformer concept. A machine inspired by nature and created for nature to tackle what our planet cannot manage by itself anymore. The OCT will provide a once in a lifetime opportunity: a chance to not only stop climate change, but to reverse it. Nevertheless, we cannot do it alone. We need your help to further develop our concept and to make the C-Transformer a reality.
To read more about the OBRIST C-Transformer concept, check out their Indiegogo page, where they accept donations as low as a $1, with additional perks with each donation. I plan on donating $100, which will get 25 trees planted in the US and give me a bit of piece of mind that I’m contributing to a cause that is actively looking for answers! If you’re ready to take action too, click here to get started.