2019 was the second-hottest year on record; due to an increase in the carbon release. Now Microsoft is allset to use its new strategy in order to protect the atmosphere. Microsoft in a recent press meet announced that it is planning to be carbon negative by the end of 2030 by removing the carbon that the company has either emitted through electric use since it was founded in 1975.
Most of the environmentalists think it is a great move, as it is a massive undertaking. They also stated that all the companies which release carbon into the atmosphere must follow the footsteps of Microsoft. The firm stated that it will fund this initiative by expanding its ‘Internal carbon fee” that it had since 2012. The company will fine or charge for the company’s direct emissions as well as emissions that is been produced from its supply and market chains.
"While the world will need to reach net-zero [carbon emissions], those of us who can afford to move faster and go further should do so. That's why today we are announcing an ambitious goal and a new plan to reduce and ultimately remove Microsoft's carbon footprint," stated Brad Smith Microsoft president. Microsoft is making this goal more aggressive as the climatic crisis is worsening.