A few years ago flooding devastated Chennai, where I grew up. Seeing the images of the city—which had experienced extreme drought for so many years of my life—covered in flood waters, really made the impacts of climate change feel much closer to home. This year, the sky turned orange in Northern California as wildfires continued to rage up and down the West Coast. I know others in Australia and Brazil have experienced similar events, and sadly they won’t be the last.
The science is clear: The world must act now if we’re going to avert the worst consequences of climate change.
We are committed to doing our part. Sustainability has been a core value for us since Larry and Sergey founded Google two decades ago. We were the first major company to become carbon neutral in 2007. We were the first major company to match our energy use with 100