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Reading time: 5 minutes. Last update: 11-05-2019 We live in a unique time. Never was the state of our home planet – and the need to save it – so clear. Earlier this year Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz called the climate crisis our Third World War , the first World War in which humanity is all on the same page. Luckily, we also live in a time where it is getting easier and easier to connect and collaborate with others, even if they are on the other side of the globe. These two phenomena combined create an opportunity for the growth of remote skill-based volunteering. The state of our home planet and our awareness Our planet is not doing great. Just now the majority of the world is realising the devastating effects of our way of living. The earth is losing around 18 million acres of forest every year and scientists estimate that we are losing species at up to 1.000 times the background rate. And then our biggest challenge: climate change. Global warming can reach 4.1° to 4.8° above pre-industrial by the end of this century. In the Paris agreement, we agreed to keep this under 2°. […]

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