Tipping Point: Unlock these Climate Crisis Solutions

Andrea Breaux
4 min readMay 7

And Help Save Planet Earth

Quote: You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. — R. Buckminster Fuller

Pop! “Free at last!” sang LJ. The champagne cork popping signaled their long-awaited celebration could begin. The effervescent bubbles of the drink filled the room with a light and joyous feeling. LJ offered Annie a glass and poured one for himself. “Cheers to the net-zero life!” he said, clinking glasses.

“Good job, sweetheart,” Annie said appreciatively. “The timing couldn’t be better. I’m feeling an increasing sense of urgency due to all the global warming signals from Earth. It’s like we’re about to reach a point of no return.”

The global warming tipping point is when a critical stage of climate change is reached, where the consequences become impossible to reverse. This stage is linked to a temperature rise of 2°C greater than in the pre-industrial era, and beyond this point, the impacts of climate change become more extreme and impossible to manage.

LJ nodded thoughtfully. “It is wise to be aware of — and respond to — the SOS calls Mother Earth is sending us about our energy consumption. I’m glad we embarked on an energy audit journey a couple of years ago to know where to reduce our carbon footprint. We have taken many steps to use renewable energy sources and become energy-efficient. Solar panels have been installed. We also upgraded the insulation in the walls and roof and replaced old appliances with more efficient models. In addition, we installed water-saving toilets, incandescent light bulbs were swapped out for LED bulbs, low-flow showerheads, and faucets replaced traditional models.”

“Our hard work has reduced our energy bill. It is almost nonexistent. I am also glad we no longer go to gas stations since we now drive an electric car and have a charging station in the garage,” said Annie.

“The cost of driving a traditional, gas-fueled car is only going to keep rising as the pressure to switch to electric vehicles builds,” LJ stated. “As a result, many car companies are moving from gas-powered vehicles to EVs. This is because carbon pricing boosts the pain through carbon taxes…

Andrea Breaux

Andrea started Healthyhealingeats.com based on her goal to inspire a shift in consciousness that recognizes food-as-medicine as the core of good health.