Epson and National Geographic have come together to raise awareness around how conserving heat is a great way to minimise our impact on the environment. In this short video, National Geographic Explorer Katey Walter Anthony explains how “heat destroys permafrost. Conserving heat is one of the best ways to minimise our impact on the environment. Choosing Heat-Free Technology to lower energy consumption, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help us slow permafrost thaw in the arctic.”

“What happens in the arctic, does not stay in the arctic”

The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet and Katey Walter Anthony’s research has helped to reveal that Arctic lakes are emitting five times more methane than previously thought.

Emissions from these lakes, also known as thermokarst lakes, are expected to peak by 2050 and it takes just one year for these powerful greenhouse gases to mix into our global atmosphere. “Up to 10% of the projected global warming this century could come from thawing permafrost.”

2x

as much carbon is found
within permafrost layers
than the atmosphere.

5x

more methane is being
emitted by arctic lakes than
previously thought.

2050

By 2050 arctic oceans will become ice-free
during summer months and polar bears
could become extinct from the wild.

10%

of global warming this century could
come from thawing permafrost;
effecting the entire earth.

4°C

increase in temperature is happening
in less than 100 years due to fossil fuel
induced carbon emissions.

CO2

emissions are produced
by burning fossil fuels
to create energy.

Choosing energy-saving
technology can reduce
CO2 emissions.

“When businesses and people make smart decisions about what technology we use, that will also make a positive difference for our environment.”

“When we invest in energy-saving technology, it will save us money in the long-term while immediately reducing our carbon footprint.”

Katey prints copies of maps and data from her field research, and notes that companies like Epson have introduced heat-free technology printers with low power consumption. Less energy use means less fossils fuels which means less carbon emissions going into the atmosphere.

Shaping the future of printing with Heat-Free Technology

Switching from laser to Heat-Free printers helps you to use less energy and reduce the environmental impact of printing.

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