Climate Change

It is an undeniable fact that human beings have had a drastic effect on the global climate over the last three hundred years, in large part due to the widespread use of coal and other fossil fuels. Global warming is the term used by most individuals when talking about the repercussions of the use of fossil fuels, but it is a misleading term that leads to widespread misinformation about climate change. The effects that the human race have had on the global climate patterns are not so simple as just an increase in temperature. As a result, the use of the term ‘global warming’ simply confuses the general public, and helps spread misconceptions about the changes in weather patterns that scientists predict will occur in the near future. However, it is useful when discussing climate change as a catch-all term for the negative effects on climate patterns caused specifically by people rather than natural phenomenon. For this reason, it is commonly used by many individuals when they are attempting to inform the general public about what damage will be done to the environment.   The most important factor contributing to climate change is a dangerous buildup of greenhouse gasses like CO2 in the atmosphere, which has been exacerbated by the use of fossil fuels across the world. Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, and the adoption of the use of coal as a source of energy, large amounts of carbon dioxide have been released into the atmosphere. While this …

Net Positive

Net Positive is part of a movement, a way of life focused on giving back to our society, to our environment, and our economy. For more than twenty years, the Forum for the Future has worked tirelessly in order to integrate the combined efforts of local economies, governments, and social structures in an attempt to achieve increased levels of sustainable living on a global scale. The Net Positive Project is a culmination of these efforts and years of experience, already changing the way countless individuals do business. As a non-profit, charitable organization, the Net Positive Group is able to focus on a specific set of goals that a governmental organization may not have. The first and most important priority we have as part of the Net Positive Project is to make sure that we put more into the global economy and environment than we have taken out over the years. Sustainable living is an attainable goal due to recent developments in agriculture and technology. And to those of us working under the umbrella of the Net Positive Group, it is the only acceptable goal. As we have expanded over the course of the last decade however, this umbrella has expanded to include both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Now, rather than focus on traditional metrics of success such as profit and income, groups associated with Net Positive take into account a broader definition of what success can mean. Some of the largest companies in the world are a part of the …