The United Nations 2019 Climate Gap Emissions Report laid bare the stark reality of the climate crisis. 27 years after the Kyoto Protocol that committed nations to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, GHG emissions have actually increased. 2019 represented a critical milestone in the global climate crisis—it marked the hottest year on record in the northern hemisphere.
Based in the Uttar Pradesh province of India, Pavitramenthe supplies us with Regenerative Organic Certified mint oil for our products. Recently, Rob Hardy, Dr. Bronner’s Organic Agricultural Development Manager, had a chance to speak with Nihal Singh, the Managing Director of Pavitramenthe, about how the coronavirus is affecting their community and the relief efforts they have ramped up to help those in need.
In 2014, the U.N. reported that at current erosion rates, less than 60 years of farmable soil remains on our planet before we lose this precious living membrane to wind and water erosion. Meanwhile, increasing temperatures are causing more frequent and severe climate catastrophes. No one is immune to the global climate crisis, but those least responsible for human-caused climate change are often the most severely impacted.