January 19, 2022

What the COVID-19 pandemic has taught crypto community about curbing our emissions


For the first time ever, the World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report’s top-five global risks were all climate-related. From devastating wildfires in Australia and the Amazon to ravaging locust plagues on the Horn of Africa, 2020 was punctuated not only by the global COVID-19 pandemic but also a number of worrying reminders about the effects of climate change if left unchecked.

Over the past year, we witnessed the severe effects of belated action amid impending crises. While the timeframe for climate change is not measured in days or weeks, climate change headlines over the coming decade may not look dissimilar to those of the coronavirus pandemic. To this end, the blockchain and crypto community should look to apply lessons learned from the coronavirus pandemic to the next impending global crisis: climate change.

Crypto and climate change

The blockchain and crypto community has undoubtedly been a contributor to greenhouse gas emissions produced by the aviation industry. According to a study published in the journal Global Environmental Change, frequent flyers are defined as individuals who travel “about 35,000 miles (56,000km) a year…equivalent to threeTitle: What the COVID-19 pandemic has taught crypto community about curbing our emissions
Sourced From: cointelegraph.com/news/what-the-covid-19-pandemic-has-taught-crypto-community-about-curbing-our-emissions
Published Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2021 14:34:00 +0000

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