What happens when the earth warms by an average of only 2 degrees? Devastating effects on oceans, cities, topography and more. The world will be much drier, which will impact economies, agriculture, infrastructure, and weather patterns. We’re already seeing these effects as climate change slowly impacts where we live, where we work, and where we play. One of the ways this warming trend is rearing its ugly head is by way of destructive forest fires in many areas around the world.
In the small town of Lytton, British Columbia, an all-time high Canadian temperature was recorded on June 27th, 2021 of 46.6 C (115.8 F). The next day, Lytton smashed its own record by reaching 47.5 C (117.5 F). On a third straight day, Lytton crushed its record again by reaching 49.5 C (121.1 F). Sadly, due to the extreme heat and dry conditions, when a fire was sparked just outside the town, it quickly spread. Residents were forced to flee their homes with only minutes notice. Approximately 90% of the town was destroyed and most tragically, two lives were lost.
The consensus among leading climate scientists is that weather patterns will continue to become more extreme. People will continue to lose their homes, their businesses and even their lives. With so many stories of local and global hardship regularly showing in our current events, it can cause feelings of helplessness, anxiousness, and frustration. We can’t change the past but we can contribute in the present to the health of the planet for the future.
Motorcycle Offsetters was created to connect riders who feel a sense of responsibility to make a positive impact on climate change. Why do we care? Because we’re passionate motorcycle riders. We want to help ensure that other riders, both current and future generations can experience the open road and beauty of nature the way we are privileged to do so today.
It’s time to feel empowered, get mobilized and be helpful! You’ve heard about being carbon neutral – buying carbon offsets equal to how much carbon footprint you create – but we’re taking it one step further!
We’re challenging you to go CARBON NEGATIVE!
To help bring down CO2 levels, and protect ecosystems, Motorcycle Offsetters has created an easy-to-use platform specifically for motorcycle enthusiasts. Once you’ve selected your motorcycle and kms/miles then choose the amount you’d like to offset. We challenge you to offset more carbon than you use in order to go Carbon Negative! We’ve partnered with CarbonZero who invests your offset credits within an amazing project portfolio full of initiatives that will help make the world a better place.
We love this quote by Jane Goodall,
“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
When leaders work together in their community and exemplify a sense of responsibility, they can make a huge impact. Are you in?