Climate change is the periodic change of Earth’s climate brought about due to changes in the atmosphere as well as interactions between the atmosphere and geologic, chemical, biological, and geographic factors within the Earth system. Industries play a large role in lowering emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. The transportation sector generates the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions followed by electric power.
In late April 2023, EPA released a national-scale multi-sector report on the impacts of climate change on children. The report investigates five climate-related environmental hazards associated with children’s health and well-being in the nation:
Results of the detailed analyses are presented for increases in global average temperature of 2°C and 4°C above levels observed in 1986-2005. The report found that these temperature increases were associated with:
Many of these impacts seem daunting, but companies can still play a role in preventing future damage. Energy efficiency is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to combat climate change. Consider the following energy efficiency examples:
Staying in compliance with federal environmental regulations is challenging, especially when new variables are being introduced. The J. J. Keller® SAFETY MANAGEMENT SUITE offers the ability to ask greenhouse gas questions through the Expert Help tool. The Subject Matter Experts who support the SAFETY MANAGEMENT SUITE will provide a response within one business day.