Climate change is an ever increasing worry for scientists and the rising levels of greenhouse gasses in 2015 only added to their anxieties. The rising levels caused the climate system to tumble even further and action must be taken.
As we mentioned in our previous blog post, many businesses are turning to solar control films in a bid to lower their carbon output by reducing the pressure that businesses need to put on their heating and cooling systems.
Carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) of course make up the three leading long-lived greenhouse gasses.
CO2 proved to be a major problem in 2015 as the average concentration for the year exceeded 400 parts per million, something which up until then was unprecedented. The levels were a total of 3.1 parts per million more than 2014, the biggest increase since scientists began to monitor the levels in 1957. March was a worrying month particular as the CO2 concentration worldwide stood at 400 parts per million for the duration of the month. In addition to this CH4 and N2O levels hit record highs for the year, reaching 1834.0 and 382.2 parts per billion respectively.
Solar Control Film
Solar film installed by National Window Films provide maximum solar heat and glare reduction without actually reducing natural light. The solar film comes in a number of shades and as well as helping the environment the films uplift the appearance of any building whilst reducing solar heat by up to 80%.
The film comes with a plethora of benefits as they reduce energy consumption and costs, thus helping the environment and a business’s expenditure. As a result of the films CO2 allowances are maximized whilst concurrently helping companies reach CRC targets whilst complying with Regulation 7 (all work places must have moderate temperatures). They come with a ultraviolent barrier and their dark appearance affords buildings daytime privacy.
Such installations are needed more than ever before as the earth’s temperature continues to heat up. Looking back at last summer’s downpours it may not feel like it but 2015 was the hottest year on record. Land temperatures hit a record number of warm days, a warm day is where the maximum temperature reaches the top 10% for the average for the current season between 1961-90. Coincidentally, there were also a record low number of cool days. A cool day applies to the same principle as a warm day, however rather than the top 10%, it’s top the coolest 10%.
Globally, 2015 saw almost twice the number of warm days than the annual average for 1961-90.
The average surface temperature during 2015 was 0.42-0.46°C above the average between 1981 and 2010, topping the previous record in 2014 by some distance, then, the record ranged between 0.13-18°C. Such a drastic increase highlights just how much damage the harmful emissions are doing to the earth’s atmosphere.
With the exception of 1998, since the advent of the 21st century, 14 of the 15 hottest years have come post millennium. However, whilst temperatures are rising at an alarming rate, technology is evolving at a mesmerizing rate. The current climate is a worry albeit one that can be eased with solar film.