About this submission
Let's talk minus carbon, alternative energy, green economic recovery, alongside racism, inclusion, intersectional gender related issues, Brexit and Covid-19, after watching my short Carbon .
Self identified, non-binary, black narrowboater Tilly discusses her dilemma of seeking out an alternative eco-friendly lifestyle on the Regent's Canal. Where she finds it difficult to avoid polluting the air when most boats are powered by coal, diesel and gas. It's a conversation piece about communities fast tracked to green and sustainable lifestyles post COVID-19
Toxic compounds, and greenhouse gases are warming up our planet at a rapid rate, with a maximum forecast range of 1.5°C and 1.7°C from 2030 to 2052, if net carbon isn’t drastically reduced. Scientists cite man-made events during the industrial revolution as the rise, ranging from 0.8°C to 1.2°C. Additionally, following their observation during the period between 2006 and 2015, they found a global mean rise of 0.87°C (UN). With concentration approximately 45% of Carbon Dioxide, from 280 ppm in 1750 to a staggering 415ppm in 2019 (Scripps Inst), along with other pollutants such as nitrate and methane, essentially our atmosphere is severely toxic. The air circulating can cause a range of diseases, not least respiratory conditions from viruses such as COVID-19.