Despite pledges being put in place to combat climate change, countries worldwide are still collectively failing to follow through on their promises to reduce global emissions and embrace more sustainably sources of energy.
Global warming is now a hot topic on everyone’s list, with the planet’s rising temperature at a critical stage. While countries around the world are pledging to do their best to reduce the earth’s temperature, and combat climate change is it too little too late?
Climate change has been an essential subject for the last ten years, with the effects of global warming seen every day in the change in weather and seasons. Within the last few years, climate change has been nearing the point of no return, where the planet’s damage will not be able to be reversed in time.
Reportedly the world’s countries are still not doing enough to stop the earth’s temperature from rising according to the U.N. Climate change. The planet’s temperature needs to be limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius rise in the next 70-80 years.
Even with the pledges from over 193 parties, it still will not hit that target; from studies, the world is on track to hit 2.5 degrees Celsius rise by the end of the century.
These new figures come ahead of the upcoming COP27 climate change meeting in Egypt next month. The conference’s main objective is to talk about climate change and limit global warming to below two degrees Celsius if not 1.5 degrees Celsius.
The challenge to reduce climate change is not an easy one, as everyone on the planet needs to be focused together. The target of 1.5 degrees should also be noted as the upper limit to reduce any catastrophic consequences of climate change.
Last year’s research shows that global emissions would still be on the rise well into 2030. They would jump 10.6% compared to global emissions recorded in 2010. However, this year’s analysis shows that the growth in emissions would stop in 2030, but they still would not reduce quickly enough to combat this level of global warming.
Simon Stiell, the executive secretary of the U.N., didn’t mince his words when it came to the state of climate change and global warming. He warned that countries are still nowhere near the scale needed to reduce emissions that are required to really slow down the global warming process.
To keep this plan and, ultimately, the earth alive, every government needs to put a more stringent plan in place to put humanity back on track. These plans need to include a more detailed and fast-paced plan to combat emissions in the next eight years.
The COP27 meeting is an annual meeting to ensure that the work is needed to keep the 1.5-degree Celsius goal in reach and slow down the negative consequences of global warming and climate change.
It is essential that everyone on this planet realizes that the way we have been living with extraordinary amounts of plastics, fast fashion, and high-emission cars is not a sustainable way to live. These behaviors have caused the earth to suffer for our lazy way of living. Global governments need to come together and finally fix the biggest problem that our civilization has ever faced.