THE FUTURE IS ELECTRIC
THE PULL TOWARDS environmental issues in this edition of Edge is purely coincidental, but it reflects how people are reacting to the troubles of the world and the current climate issues, where the poorest and most vulnerable are being hit the hardest.
The prediction that by 2030 the climate change effects will be irreversible if we don’t make some drastic changes has really been a huge wake-up call for a lot of people including me.
But it’s not all doom and gloom. I believe that if we all join forces towards the common target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to reduce the adverse impacts we already have today we can turn the curves. A good example is the electric buses where the prediction is that by 2040 80 percent of buses world-wide will run on electricity. Already today a staggering 300 million two- and three-wheeler electric vehicles, such as scooters and rickshaws, are already on the roads.
One of my favorite articles in this edition is about drones being used to help countries affected by natural disasters, to locate stranded people, help medical supplies to be delivered or any other aid that may be needed.
So on that note, I would like to leave you with a reminder that even small changes can make a huge difference for the environment.