Approximately 30% of our carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are absorbed by the remaining forests and land ecosystems. However, new studies are showing that the increasing global temperatures might transform these natural “sinks” into carbon “sources”.
Post-covid lockdowns, companies are given a rare opportunity to change or reset working models for their employees; it will be a vital question they’ll need to answer as the world starts to pick back up from the pandemic. Will they allow their employees to continue working from home? Will they require employees to return to the office? Will they opt to choose a hybrid model?
It seems intuitive to assume that working remotely is clearly better for the environment. But one must look at the whole picture before coming to this conclusion.
The smoke released from forest fires causes very poor air quality and drastically reduces visibility. The northwestern Ontario fires in summer of 2021 (which increased in quantity when compared to previous years) led to high levels of air pollution in southern Ontario due to atmospheric circulation. This is not good for us at all.