We have 3 years to avoid climate disaster

Thermal anomalies of the year 2015

In recent years, warming records have been broken practically every month, which, added to increasingly intense meteorological phenomena, are leading humanity to ask, almost necessarily, what are you doing with the planet.

Every action has its reaction. It was to be expected that, sooner or later, in our home, Earth, things would begin to happen that we could not control. One group has written an open letter explaining that we only have three years to avoid the worst climatic effects.

The letter, which has been written by six leading scientists and diplomats, including researcher and former UN chief of the environment, Christiana Figueres, and physicist Stefan Rahmstorf, explains that the last three years have been the hottest on record globally. An increase of just 1ºC is already posing a risk for millions of people: the ice at the poles has begun to melt at a rate that seems unstoppable, sea ​​level rises faster than expected, And the droughtsas well as cyclones are intensifying.

Meanwhile, what do we do? We cut an average of 15,3 million trees each year (and there are about three trillion) to leave empty land in which to build, and also we pollute the seas and rivers, as well as the air we breathe. If this continues, the future that awaits us will not be anything promising, so the researchers have set out a series of goals that we should achieve by 2020, such as increasing renewable energy to 30% of electricity use, ensuring that 15% of new vehicles are electric, and reduce net emissions from deforestation.

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