Climate crisis is imminent and we need to radically rethink our relationship with the environment

If you are reading this, you are probably aware that Earth is experiencing unprecedented changes in global temperatures. Death Valley recorded a scorching 130 degree day over the weekend. Glaciers in the European Alps are on pace to lose 90% of their volume by 2100. The average intensity of hurricanes in the North Atlantic has risen dramatically since 1970. Evidence of a rapidly evolving climate is increasingly abundant. Though understanding the drivers of climate change is an important part of addressing the problem, it is not the focus of The Cool Down. Instead, this newsletter aims to build awareness of the technology emerging from the startup community and empower readers with the knowledge to actively neutralize their carbon footprint.

What is The Cool Down?

The Cool Down is a weekly newsletter highlighting the people and companies building a sustainable future. The newsletter will feature interviews with climate tech founders and environmentalists. The Cool Down will also include deep-dives on sub-industries (e.g. carbon offset space), job opportunities at climate tech startups, and life hacks to neutralize your carbon footprint.

Who are you?

·      Any human-being looking for ways to build a generative relationship with 🌍

·      An investor looking to get acquainted with the climate tech ecosystem

·      A founder looking for inspiration for your next project

·      A student looking for career opportunities post-graduation

Who am I?

My name is Brendan. I worked as an investment banker the past couple of years and studied engineering before that. I previously thought that if everyone owned a Tesla and we got rid of fossil fuels we would solve global warming. With the help of some smart friends and authors, I realized the naivety of this perspective. Now, I am on a journey to understand climate crisis and my role in helping the planet heal. I would love to take you on this journey with me!

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