Neil here. We’re in the middle of a climate emergency.

Power lines are melting in Portland. Roads are buckling in Washington State. Hoover Dam is facing a massive water shortage. In New York, residents have been advised to limit their use of electricity and air conditioning.

We’ve literally never seen anything like this, and it’s going to take way more than just cranking up the air conditioning to make any kind of sustainable difference.

What’s interesting, however, is that A/C companies have seen major success this summer as the heat continues to rise.

For example, Carrier (NYSE: CARR) and Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII) are both trading at near record-highs.Both are home appliances companies that develop climate-control products like air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

Currently, Carrier and Lennox are trading at 115% and 52% higher than this time last year, respectively.

But here’s the thing… that’s not a long-term solution. Robinhood Snacks reported this morning that a whopping 15% of all greenhouse gases in the world comes from HVAC systems.

Combine that with the amount of carbon emissions from travel – almost 48 million Americans plan to travel this weekend alone – and it’s clear to see that this summer is one for the climate change books.

And while rising share prices might make stock market investors happy, the truth is that these companies are only providing short-term solutions to one of the most pressing problems we’ve ever faced.

It’s just a Band-Aid solution, and we need to do more.

To really make significant progress, we need companies working across the board to change our climate’s trajectory. I’m talking alternative energy, sustainable resources, infrastructure, transportation, electric vehicles, recycled products and food, and more.

In other words, it’s going to take a whole lot more than conserving energy to turn this climate emergency around.

That’s the kind of work that massive corporations just can’t achieve, at least not on their own…

And that’s exactly where startups come in.

A recent report by PwC listed 1,200 different startups focused on climate-change technology. The report ranges from bigger startup names like Impossible Foods to smaller startups just entering the scene.

Venture capital dollars are pouring in, too… at record pace. PitchBook reports that between 2008 and 2016, VC investment into clean-tech averaged around $5.6 billion per year. But in 2020, that number topped a whopping $17 billion, meaning that 6 cents of every single venture capital dollar went into some kind of clean tech initiative, according to PwC.

But the best part about this increased attention to clean energy tech is that there are now plenty of opportunities for every single person to get in on investing in the climate technology, and you don’t have to be a mega-wealthy venture capitalist to do it.

For just a few hundred dollars, you can have a measurable impact on the companies working hard to create a sustainable future.

Take MxG Fiber, for example. This company is developing a line of plant-based products to eliminate the need for single-use plastic products and bring new income sources to farmers.

Halcium Energy has created a brand-new wind turbine, designed with no external moving parts, for use in towns and cities.

And Rizome is on a mission to make engineered bamboo lumber the construction material of choice for the cities of the future.

All three are raising capital and accepting investors right now, if you’re interested in doing your own due diligence on the companies.

Here at Angels & Entrepreneurs, we’ve done plenty of our own research, too.

Between the entire team and Advisory Board, we’ve been able to source some of the biggest startups on the climate change-fighting scene… the ones that could make a real, measurable difference and potentially deliver lifechanging returns to their investors.

Some of our recent picks include…

  • A company creating a new supply chain for upcycled ingredients and working to save billions of pounds of wasted food materials…
  • A company creating a one-of-a-kind, carbon-neutral energy alternative for the oil industry…
  • And a company bringing solar power to the 77% of homes who can’t access clean energy across the country.
You know, one thing’s for sure…

With a climate problem this critical, far-reaching, dangerous, and expensive, there’s a whole lot of work that needs to be done. In my opinion, startup companies will be the ones to fix it, and at the Network we’ll always have our fingers on the pulse of what’s next in this space.

Interested in joining us? We’d love to have you.

If you’re not already on board with the Angels & Entrepreneurs Network, you can get in right now – and access a full lineup of due diligence packages – for just $39 per year, for as long as you choose to stay a member.

Just click here for even more details. I can’t wait to see you over there.

Have a nice long weekend, and I’ll be back soon with another update.

Until next time,

Neil Patel