Google CEO Sundar Pichai Message About climate action is eyeopening. The blog also put forward the intentions of Google in the climate crisis.
Google’s Message On “Our third decade of climate action: Realizing a carbon-free future”
“A few years ago flooding devastated Chennai, where I grew up. Seeing the images of the city—which had experienced extreme drought for so many years of my life—covered in floodwaters, really made the impacts of climate change feel much closer to home. Last week, many of us woke up to orange skies in Northern California as wildfires continue to rage up and down the West Coast. I know others in Australia and Brazil have recently experienced similar events, and sadly they won’t be the last.
The science is clear: The world must act now if we’re going to avert the worst consequences of climate change.
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We are committed to doing our part. Sustainability has been a core value for us since Larry and Sergey founded Google two decades ago. We were the first major company to become carbon neutral in 2007. We were the first major company to match our energy use with 100 percent renewable energy in 2017. We operate the cleanest global cloud in the industry, and we’re the world’s largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy.
In our third decade of climate action, we are going even further to help build a carbon-free future for everyone. Here’s how:
- We’re eliminating our entire carbon legacy, effective today.
- We are the first major company to make a commitment to operate on 24/7 carbon-free energy in all our data centres and campuses worldwide. This is far more challenging than the traditional approach of matching energy usage with renewable energy, but we’re working to get this done by 2030.
- We’re investing in technologies to help our partners and people all over the world make sustainable choices. For example, we are investing in manufacturing regions to enable 5 GW of new carbon-free energy, helping 500 cities reduce their carbon emissions and finding new ways to empower 1 billion people through our products.
- We estimate that the commitments we’re making today will directly generate more than 20,000 new jobs in clean energy and associated industries, in America and around the world, by 2025.
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