The heat is on! 2020 was the joint-hottest year ever!

Be the pebble, make some ripples

As if we didn’t need any more reminding, the world is getting hotter

2020 joins 2016 as the joint hottest year on Earth on record. With alarming heatwaves, forest fires and a record 29 tropical storms in the Atlantic, the average global temperature was 1.25C above the pre-industrial temperature (1850-1900). We are inching ever-closer to the 1.5C temperature rise that will bring significant climate emergencies, and the 2C rise that will spell almost certain disaster.

Will you listen to Brad Pitt, at least?

The pandemic hasn’t helped much

Even though the burning of fossil fuels dropped by 7% in 2020 due to Covid-19 lockdowns, heat-trapping carbon dioxide – CO2 – has continued to build up in the atmosphere. The answer is what we’re aiming to actually do, with, our mission is to plant a billion acres of hemp. This will absorb 9 Gigatons (9 billion tons) of CO2 from the atmosphere each year, about a quarter of our CO2 emissions.

Your vision is our mission

Planting hemp at scale will buy us time, as we build a carbon-neutral world. We need to transform, from a global economy based on oil, weapons and death, to one based on plants, sustainable economies and a better life for all. And that’s a vision we believe is worth fighting for.

Learn more

NASA on 2020 heat:

The Guardian, Climate crisis: 2020 was joint-hottest year ever recorded:

EU Copernicus Climate Change Service:

NASA Earth Observatory:

Hemp and climate change FAQ

How hemp can stop climate change

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Gary J Byrnes

By Gary J Byrnes

Gary J Byrnes is a bestselling thriller writer by night and a tech marketing guy by day. Extensive international experience in software startups, SMEs and multinationals. Find on LinkedIn. Has researched hemp, climate change for over twenty years. Writer, blogger, parent, animal lover. 2022 is about building a new business model to enable mass planting of hemp through easy carbon offsetting at

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