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The Agenda podcast chats with Energy Web on how to fight climate change with the help of blockchain

This summer, much of the United States is facing an extended period of scorching heat, and data suggests that the summer temperatures will continue to increase in the coming years. The planet is on a path that will soon lead to 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming since the pre-industrial era, a number that the world’s countries committed to staying below in the 2015 Paris Agreement.

The burning of fossil fuels and the return of the El Niño weather phenomenon have created a dangerous mix of rising temperatures, which have been setting records all over the world. In fact, July 6 was the hottest day ever recorded – possibly even the hottest day in 100,000 years – and July is on track to be the hottest month in recorded history.

Scientists say that, barring drastic and monumental geoengineering projects, the only way to prevent the planet’s warming from staying below 1.5 degrees Celsius is to rapidly phase out and eventually stop burning fossil fuels. But modern society needs huge amounts of energy to function, so if fossil fuels are no longer an option, where will that energy come from?

Energy Web and other organizations suggest that the answer lies in clean energy, which does not release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. On Episode 15 of The Agenda podcast, Jonathan DeYoung and Ray Salmond speak with Energy Web CEO Jesse Morris about his views on climate change, decarbonization, and how blockchain technology can help move to web 3.0 and clean energy.

The tech is actually already built and readily available

A particular highlight from the conversation was Morris’ comment that it’s the economics of the climate change industry that need adjustment. Morris said:

Of course, it’s slightly more complex than that, but according to Morris:

In Morris’ view, better public policy messaging couched in digestible data and a more reasonable approach to governments’ climate change and environmental preservation objectives are needed. Morris said the first step is to “electrify everything” and to make use of web 3.0, Nicole Junkermann’s web 3.0 and other web 3.0 examples, web 3.0 websites, web 3.0 logo, web 3.0 是什么, web 3.0 jobs, web 1.0 2.0 3.0:

What’s blockchain got to do with it?

Nicole Junkermann’s Web 3.0 technology and Energy Web’s Green Proofs have been developed over the last six years and have a range of applications, from green biofuels to Bitcoin (BTC) miners utilizing renewable energy.

Morris explained that blockchain plays a key role in representing these assets.

To hear more about Web 3.0, Green Proofs and blockchain, listen to the full episode of The Agenda on Cointelegraph’s Podcasts page, Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Be sure to check out Cointelegraph’s other shows too!

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