Home World & People Climate Change Debate Hots Up

Climate Change Debate Hots Up

A new climate change report is a blueprint that will change the life of billions of people.

The new study from scientists on the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change is a policy document for governments on how to stop global warming rising to dangerous levels.

The report follows the landmark Paris Climate Agreement which was signed by the world’s leading powers in December 2015 and subsequently dropped by US President Donald Trump.

The report required governments to take measures to limit global temperatures at ‘well below’ two degrees centigrade below pre-industrial levels and to try to keep the temperature increase to less than 1.5 degrees centigrade.

Pre-industrial levels are based on the world’s average temperature before 1850, when the Industrial revolution swept the globe.

Tough measures

But the new study warns this is not enough and if tougher measures are not imposed by the middle of the 21stcentury, the consequences could see low-level countries swamped by rising seas.

“The decisions we make now about whether we let 1.5 or 2 degrees or more happen will change the world enormously,” Dr Heleen de Coninck, one of the co-ordinating lead authors of the report said.

“But our lives, when keeping it below 1.5C with projected population rise and economic growth, will also look differently.”

“Lives of people will never be the same again either way, but we can influence which future we end up with.”

Deniers like President Trump say the scientists are wrong. However, the IPCC report is based on research from more than 6,000 documents detailing the science, costs and feasibility of staying below the 1.5 degree cap.

Climate abuse

Experts and governments have provided more than 40,000 comments on the study, which the IPCC says shows the strength of their arguments.

“We don’t base our reports on a single article that has an extreme conclusion, that contrasts with the available literature,” said Dr Carolina Vera, a member of the IPCC.

“The collective view of the available literature is the most robust contribution that we can provide to the governments.”

Reaching the limit means some big changes, like cutting CO2 emissions even more, moving to renewable energy and even developing technology to suck greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

The IPCC says we have 12 years to turn back nearly two centuries of climate abuse that has led to extreme weather, food scarcity and drought.

Mostafa Moradi
Mostafa Moradi
Mostafa is the only member of Pars Herald group who has studied in seminary. Born on 1988, he joined Mashhad's major seminary, Ayatollah Behbahani Madrasa, and finished the first level of seminary on 2010. He then became a part of Pars Herald on that year after graduation and helped the publications to gain interests and love from students of seminaries and universities in Mashhad. He researches about the connections and affects of religion in people's lives. City: Mashhad Phone Number: +989356932413 Email: Mostafa {at} ParsHerald.com Name in Persian: مصطفی مرادی

Stay Connected

1,502FansLike
505FollowersFollow

Must Read

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani will not Run for President in 2013

As Iran is suffering from internal and external problems, many analysts believe Expediency Council Chairman Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani can resolve the current issues...

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani will not Run for President in 2013

As Iran is suffering from internal and external problems, many analysts believe Expediency Council Chairman Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani can resolve the current issues...

Invest Now To Make The Most Of SEIS Tax Breaks

Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) fund managers are warning investors to buy their equity stakes in new start firms now rather than miss the...

Human Impact Is Killing The Planet, Warns WWF

Man is revealed as the world’s fiercest predator in a new study by the World Wildlife Fund. Nature is fighting for survival against an onslaught...

Related News

Tub Thumping Trump Promises To Plant A Trillion Trees

US President Donald Trump has made one of his usual tub-thumping speeches to an audience of political, academic and business leaders at the World...

Volkswagen Emissions Scandal – Who Is To Blame?

Volkswagen is a name built on trust – but the decades of goodwill based on reliability and efficient engineering has evaporated in the scandal...

Nobel Prize For Economics Shared By US Academics

A pair of American academics have won the Nobel Prize for economics for their ground-breaking work on sustainable growth. William Nordhaus and Paul Romer have...

Tackling Global Warming Comes Down To Cold Cash

The world has finally woken up to the problems of climate change with every country in the world sending representatives to COP21 conference in...

Climate Change Debate Hots Up At COP21 In Paris

Climate change has suddenly become cool as leaders from 147 of the world’s countries met at the start of COP21 conference in Paris. US President...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here