Global Warming – The current rise in average temperature of the earth's air and oceans
To remember the term global warming, just think of the fact that the global temperature has been warming (global warming) up over the past 100 years.
Global warming is a long-term rise in the average temperature of the Earth’s climate system. It is a major aspect of climate change and has been demonstrated by direct temperature measurements. Since the pre-industrial period, human activities are estimated to have increased the Earth's global average temperature by about 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit), a number that is increasing by 0.2 Celsius (0.36 Fahrenheit) every decade. The vast majority of this temperature acceleration has been caused since the 1950s.
It is not a surprise that many business operations result in pollution, which is the cause of global warming. Therefore, modern regulations that limit pollution have had a major impact on businesses worldwide. Companies have had to adapt and change their practices to meet governmental and consumer demands, because if they don’t, they may incur financial losses and reputational damage.
There are a number of things that businesses can do to mitigate the impacts of global warming. These include:
- Reducing their carbon emissions: Businesses can reduce their carbon emissions by investing in renewable energy, improving energy efficiency, and using less energy overall.
- Adapting to the impacts of climate change: Businesses can adapt to the impacts of climate change by investing in infrastructure that can withstand extreme weather events, developing new products and services that meet the needs of a changing climate, and relocating to areas that are less vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.
By taking action to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of global warming, businesses can protect their bottom line and their reputation.
Some businesses are seeing global warming as an opportunity. There have been huge profits for companies that have invested in solar panels, wind energy, hydroelectric plants and battery production.