IT’S TIME TO TURN UP THE VOLUME
AND TURN DOWN THE HEAT
How long would you bear the discomfort of a hot office before speaking up? If the thermostat was broken, would you take action straight away or would you wait until everyone else was suffering under the heat? With one simple social experiment, Unilever and Upworthy put office temps to the test to shine a light on climate change.
We all know that people respond differently to temperatures, and getting the perfect office climate is almost impossible, but that doesn’t mean that we should wait until everyone’s unhappy before we fix a problem.
Unilever partnered with the United Nations Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team and mission-based publisher Upworthy to show just how climate change affects us all, through a series of important content. The film shows just how real the threat of climate change is and why we need to face up to the reality of it and fix our planet’s thermostat, before it’s too late.
Like colleagues in an office, rising temperatures affect different parts of the world in different ways. The question we should all ask ourselves is: How much heat are we willing to take before we do something about it? Climate change is happening and is already affecting people’s livelihoods. A one-degree increase in the earth’s temperature might not seem like much but will have a serious ecological impact and could cost the world an estimated $68 trillion1.
The longer we wait, the harder reversing the damage caused will be and the planet could soon become inhabitable for millions of people across the globe. We can’t afford to wait.
Share Upworthy and Unilever’s film now to take action and demand a global agreement about climate change. The time for action, for people and for planet is now.
Click here to read more about how Unilever is taking action against climate change.