In case you haven’t noticed it yet, the world we live in is changing as we move towards the future. Sadly, it’s going towards the path of becoming an unlivable Earth, according to a statement from the United Nations (UN).

According to a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, it seems that world leaders and corporations do not live up to promises to lessen global warming signs by still allowing harmful fossil fuels.

In the year 2015, governments worldwide have agreed to maintain global warming below 2 degrees Celcius (3.6 Fahrenheit), but the temperature continues to increase beyond 1.5 degrees Celcius (2.7 Fahrenheit) ever since the pre-industrial period.

This inevitably results in major disasters such as extreme heat, flash floods, and powerful hurricanes. If we keep on ignoring Earth’s warnings, it is doubtful that the world can even maintain 2 degrees Celcius.

How we can bounce back from these changes

The report also stated that there are possible measures the world can do to limit climate change. Continuous investments in fossil fuel infrastructure are one way; clearing large portions of forest for agriculture is another.

Of course, one of the biggest factors greenhouse gas emissions has to be dealt with if there are any hopes of at least slowing down the Earth’s deterioration. Should this major contributing factor continue, the planet will see an average of 2.4 to 3.5 degrees Celcius (4.3 to 6.3 Fahrenheit) by the end of the century.

Earth-NASA

Such extreme temperatures could create a massive impact on most of the world’s population. Of course, to achieve the goal of maintaining the Earth’s temperature to a bearable status means drastic efforts which include the adjustment of the world’s economy. This would definitely involve removing massive amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Instead of fossil fuels, the world can set its eyes on renewable energy such as solar and wind power.

Not one country is to blame

These reports do not mean to place the blame on just one country, but numbers show that much of the carbon dioxide produced are coming from rich nations that were the first to burn coal, oil, and gas since the industrial revolution—to be precise, in Western parts of the world.

Although there are already inevitable disasters caused by global warming, hope remains that the Earth’s temperature could lower back to 2 degrees Celcius, if not lower.

Climate change is a real and serious condition we are living in. We are encouraged to play our part in saving the planet we live in through little ways to become leaders in an attempt to save what we can in this world we live in.



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