We’ve heard the warnings before. Since the 1970s voices of doom have predicted the dire consequences of global warming, but it has always seemed somewhat theoretical to us – something that might happen in the future. That illusion is burst. The effects of our planet getting warmer are no longer distant in time or only impacting people in faraway places. It is here and now, affecting every region in the world. We need only look at the wildfires currently raging in Greece, California and Siberia, the unheard-of temperatures in British Columbia or the devastating floods in central Europe earlier this summer.
In fact, climate change is widespread, rapid and intensifying. Extreme weather is taking hold in every part of the planet, as the atmosphere and seas are warming at rates unprecedented in human history, and some of the consequences are irrevocable, according to the report published today by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
This sobering assessment of our planet’s future makes for grim reading. The report finds that global warming will exceed 1.5°C to 2°C during the 21st century unless deep reductions in carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas emissions occur very soon. And herein lies the glimmer of hope – we still have a chance of averting the worst ravages of climate breakdown. But we are quickly running out of time.
The scientists conclude it is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, oceans and land, and only drastic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions this decade can prevent us from raising global temperatures to a disastrous extent.
“The time to act is now”, says CEO Bjørn Eldar Petersen. “A climate catastrophe can be avoided if the world acts fast and at EFD Induction we are committed to doing our part for a sustainable future.”
No matter how we may change our patterns of production and consumption, it remains a fact that the world will need to heat metal for a vast number of reasons. Induction has the potential to do this in ways that will greatly limit greenhouse gas emissions.
“Induction technology is inherently eco-friendly, and our efficient products ensure minimal pollution”, Petersen says. “Through our expertise and technology, we aim to assist and advise our partners on how to make the manufacture and maintenance of metal products a clean and green process.”
The CEO is adamant that companies must not just pay lip service to growing sustainability concerns and ESG investments.
“EFD Induction is a leader in the development of energy efficient induction heating solutions”, he says. “We don’t just say that we aspire to nebulous targets in the future, we are actually constantly working towards concrete goals to further improve our products, making them even more energy efficient, durable and eco-friendly. That includes making cost-efficient machines with small footprints that save both resources and space as well as ensure lower energy consumption and lower greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, predictive and remote servicing does not only lead to a longer lifetime for the machines, it also reduces the need for travelling, thereby limiting pollution even more.”