Our climate is changing faster than at any other time in our history. These changes are caused by rapidly increasing greenhouse gas emissions in our atmosphere, which are now at their highest levels in 3 million years.
In New Zealand, our energy use makes up almost 40% of our greenhouse gas emissions. Those emissions are created when we burn fossil fuels – driving a petrol car or diesel truck, travelling by plane, burning gas for manufacturing or burning coal to create electricity.
Our opportunity is to reverse these changes by choosing to live more, with less energy.