In 12 years we will know if it has been possible to combat climate change

Climate Change

The effects of climate change are being felt across the planet. Although measures are being taken to face its effects, the reality is that greenhouse gas emissions have increased, due to this, the global average temperature continues to rise and the thaw accelerating.

We have been breaking records for about thirty years, but in the last five climate change has accelerated. With everything, we won't have to wait long to see if the Paris Agreement will help or not: the scientist Ricardo Anadón said that over the next decade we would find out.

We often talk about climate change as if it were an event that is only happening now, but the truth is that there have been many before and there will be more in the future. The only difference is that the current one is being made worse by humans. Deforestation, mismanagement of natural resources, pollution, ... all this is accelerating the thaw, threatening agriculture, and endangering millions of people around the planet.

If we talk about carbon dioxide emissions, 400 parts per million have been exceeded in the atmosphere, when in pre-industrial times it was 280 ppm. 12.000 years ago, in the cold days, the concentration of gases was 180 parts per million; By rising to 280 ppm, the planet's temperature increased by about seven degrees, Anadón explained.

Climate Change

Despite everything, the consumption of coal, oil and gas is increasing. We are becoming more and more aware that we cannot continue like this, but for the moment, unfortunately, renewable energies do not have the prominence they deserve. Duckling thinks that »we are going to the worst possible situation, or rather, to the worst situation of those that have been contemplated».

What does the future hold? We cannot know for sure, but if we continue like this, we will surely have many problems.


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