If the world wants to avoid frequent extreme weather occurrences, it must drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This requires using renewable energy sources and using decarbonizing transportation, which accounts for nearly a quarter of global carbon dioxide emissions. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, 29% of greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 are from transportation vehicles such as cars, ships, trains, etc. Over 90% of these vehicles used petroleum which emits CO2. That is the most greenhouse gas emitted sector in the U.S. Along with the growth of electric vehicles, in my opinion, the benefits of climate change is the reduced emission of greenhouse gases from petroleum based vehicles and technological advancement from battery usage.
The most significant advantage of electric automobiles is the improvement of air quality in rural areas. Pure electric automobiles create no carbon dioxide emissions when driving because they do not have a tailpipe. This significantly minimizes air pollution.
Despite the usage of solar energy or wind energy as a renewable source of energy, the planet will eventually need a medium that can store energy. In my opinion, battery usage is the most efficient method to storing energy because battery production can distribute electricity. For example, Elon Musk’s Gigafactory uses a lithium-ion battery production in enormous size. According to the conversation between Elon Musk and Leonardo DiCaprio, we only need 10 Gigafactories to distribute electricity to the whole world. It has led to a massive improvement in lithium-ion battery storage which in my opinion, is the future of sustainable energy.
Overall, climate change is a problematic issue that could be solved with the reduction of greenhouse gases. I personally believe that electric vehicles are the future for the next generation worldwide. One day, the impact of climate change would be massive if we could use all the transportation vehicles in the world with batteries.