There’s too much carbon in the air
For the past couple of centuries, innovation and progress powered by fossil fuels have catapulted the human race forward — but not without consequences. It’s time to come up with new solutions, and scale them quickly.
In 1958, a young scientist named Charles Keeling discovered something striking. The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Earth’s atmosphere was rising by 1.3 parts per million (ppm) every year. The increase almost equalled the amount of CO2 being emitted by the combustion of fossil fuels globally. This wasn’t a coincidence.
Keeling later created the Keeling Curve, showing the concentration of CO2 growing steadily.
We’re setting the wrong kind of records
Before the Industrial Revolution, our air contained 280 parts per million (ppm) of carbon dioxide on average. Now, that number sits above 400 ppm for the first time in recorded history.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, representing the work of thousands of scientists around the world, has said, "Human influence on the climate system is clear, and recent emissions of greenhouse gases are the highest in history."
What does this mean?
The buildup of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases like methane and nitrous oxide is already impacting climate systems across the planet. Continued buildup will trap even more heat, and cause problems like:
- Rising sea levels that will likely displace billions of people
- Increased drought and flooding that threatens food security
- Ocean acidification that puts thousands of aquatic species at risk
Humans are creating this problem. And that means we have to solve it.
How we tackle the problem here at The Hiden Collective:
- Our website is on Google Cloud, a carbon neutral platform, as Google matches 100% of the energy consumed with renewable energy.
- All our deliveries are fulfilled by the courier DPD Carbon Neutral.
- We source only Ethical & Sustainable British Flowers. A locally outdoor grown bouquet of mixed British flowers is estimated to have produce only the 5% of CO2 emissions compared to the a bouquet of flowers grown in Holland or Kenya.
- 100% Eco-wrapping
No single person or business can solve climate change alone.
We are on a sustainability journey and we urge you to join us when you want to send flowers and gifts to your friends and loved ones.
Choose The Hiden Collective and send gifts that don't cost the earth.