Last week, I had the pleasure and honor of attending and speaking at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS). GCAS brought over 5000 global thought leaders, nations, cities, and companies together in San Francisco. Thousands more followed the live stream of the event worldwide.
The truth is, “electric cars” has always been a heavily Googled search term, whether it be those electric toy cars for the kids, or the grownup version. The search term hit its peak in 2008, right when Tesla launched its first electric car – the Tesla Roadster. In the past few months, we’ve seen a slight increase in search popularity, yet it hasn’t managed to reach the peak of 2008.
Ever since garages became a thing in Silicon Valley, an endless array of businesses have sprung up promising “to make the world a better place”. Now that President Trump has announced to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Agreement, it appears that we need businesses like these more than ever.
After two weeks of negotiating, parties finally reached an agreement in Paris during COP21. To paraphrase Barack Obama: "I believe this moment can be a turning point for the world," followed by a statement on the agreement, calling it - "the best chance we have to save the one planet that we've got."