Generark aims to be your ark, ensuring that, in any emergency, you and your community can stay composed, charged, and powered with the help of the HomePower ONE emergency backup battery generator or the SolarPower ONE solar panel power generator. With the threat of climate change only growing, we will not only face more obstacles, but also all the power outages and disruptions that come along with them.
From wildfires to earthquakes and hurricanes, every year millions of people across the country (and the world!) experience the feelings of shock and uncertainty that come in the wake of a natural disaster. With the uncertainty of climate change seemingly here to stay, these types of disasters will only continue to occur, leaving us all prone to facing more emergency situations.
If you’ve been to our blog, you may have read about ways to prepare yourself and your home for the uncertainty of a natural disaster or weather emergency. Now, we’re delving into one of the possible reasons behind the seemingly recent increase in these types of events. Keep reading to learn more about climate change and how you can make a positive impact against it.
What Is Climate Change?
Climate refers to the average weather conditions of a particular place over a long period of time. Basically, the type of weather conditions you can expect in a region. The NRDC explains climate change as “a significant variation of average weather conditions over several decades.” Conditions must trend in a different direction for a long period of time in order to constitute a change in climate as opposed to natural weather variability.
What Causes Climate Change?
There are many natural and human causes of climate change. If the sun’s energy is reflected off the earth back into space or the atmosphere releases energy, the earth cools. If the earth absorbs the sun’s energy or atmospheric gases prevent released heat from entering space, the earth warms. The sun’s intensity, volcanic eruptions, and naturally occurring changes in greenhouse gas concentrations can cause any of these situations. However, since the mid-twentieth century, the climate has been warming much faster than ever anticipated.
The planet’s chief contributor to climate change and an increase in greenhouse gas emissions is carbon dioxide, in addition to methane and nitrous oxides, produced and emitted into the atmosphere by increased industrialization. Any time humans use coal, oil, or gas for anything from factory operations to driving a car or heating their homes, they’re contributing to these increases in global warming. Another chief contributor is the process of deforestation, which removes plants from the earth that could be assisting in reductions of carbon in the air.
Making an Impact Against Climate Change
There are many ways you can take to combat climate change in your own home. You can evaluate your weekly errands and routes, and either walk, ride your bike, or carpool whenever possible. Weatherize your home to make sure you’re not wasting any heat or air conditioning, causing your systems to use more energy than truly needed. Install energy efficient appliances, don’t leave lights or electronics on when not in use, and check your faucets for water-wasting leaks. You can even purchase energy efficient lightbulbs! Installing solar panels on your home and using climate-friendly emergency generators like the SolarPower ONE solar panel power station can help reduce your personal carbon footprint, as well.
Generark’s Solar Power Impact
The SolarPower ONE is a portable solar panel-powered generator that provides efficient, eco-friendly recharging for your HomePower ONE backup battery and USB-enabled devices. Our industry-leading solar power generator is powered by Monocrystalline solar cells made out of a single crystal of silicon, providing 50% higher energy conversion efficiency than the traditional solar cells. Our power stations have even been tested and approved by the US Department of Energy.
Understanding climate change is the first change in being able to combat its effects in your own life! Each person can take it upon themselves to reduce their personal carbon footprint by using energy efficient appliances in their homes, reducing their use of cars and electronics, and installing solar panels. Purchasing a solar panel power generator like the SolarPower ONE, and portable power station that doesn’t emit waste like the HomePower ONE, provides an eco-friendly alternative source of energy in all emergency situations. Plus, you can feel good about your purchase thanks to Generark’s commitment to eco-friendly practices!
About Generark: Generark is the most reliable source of emergency backup power for your home and community. From the HomePower ONE power station providing portable access to electricity, to the SolarPower ONE as a source for recharging, never be disconnected from what matters most to you. Learn more about how Generark and its industry-leading 5-year limited warranty can bring protection and security to your family on our website. Never face a power outage alone with a backup battery generator and solar panel from Generark.