About the blogger
Hey there! I’m Elias, the guy behind this blog. I’ve always been interested in climate change, but in the summer of 2014 I took no longer consent with just reading about it. It hurt me to see how badly informed most people are about the challenges we face. Even more discouraging is the coverage of mainstream media, which is very black-and white, unscientific and doomsday-thinking. That’s not the way to stimulate people to actually do something about it! Oh, and way too many polar bears to be kept serious. I wanted to change the state of affairs and show to a broad public what climate challenges are all about and that we already have so many solutions to tackle the them. I started experimenting with writing short articles in the fall of 2014, but it was only after reading This Changes Everything from Canadian writer Naomi Klein that I got the kick to share my work with others. At the end of January 2015 I acquired the-shift.org domain and voila, here we are.
2015 was an exciting and decisive year for the climate, culminating in the highly-anticipated climate summit in Paris in December. Over the course of the year I saw the landscape changing, with more and more countries, companies and public initiatives divesting from fossil fuels and committing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The 12th of December will be remembered as a historical day, when for the first time in human history a global treaty was agreed to save the planet. But there is still a lot of work to do. The Paris agreement is only the beginning. Let this blog be a source of motivation and information. I hope you enjoy it and get inspired to take action, in whichever form your situation allows you to. Good luck!
The Shift is a blog about climate change and how technology can help us in our battle against it. The science is speaking clear language: climate change is here and we have a a big influence in it. Mankind has to go on a fossil fuel diet. Many of us are afraid of the transition which is needed, but hey, the technology is here! On this blog you will learn more about the problems and the possible solutions for a sustainable world. It’s about my and your future, the future of the next generations. Browse the archives and start learning something new! Like my Facebook page to stay tuned.