Aug 15, 2017 04:03 PM EDT
Currently, one of the most burning problems on Earth is the climate change. The million dollar question is whether the world is doing enough to tackle this situation or not.
According to Epeak World News, several countries have taken some important steps to address this issue. But recent studies have suggested that more concrete steps are essential to tackle the impacts of the climate change. A study, available in the popular journal Nature Climate Change, reveals 95 percent possibility regarding the rise in the Earth's temperature by 2-degree Celsius. The study has even indicated only one percent possibility that the temperature would remain less than the 1.5-degree Celsius.
To deal with climate change the carbon intensity reduction should be addressed more quickly than the recent past to keep the warming below 1.5-degree Celsius. Another study published in the Nature Climate Change stated that the rise of the temperature on Earth by two degrees Celsius is imminent by 2100. The study reported that the decrement of the fossil fuel use could not even stop this increment of the heat. The emission of the greenhouse gases for more 15 years will create the probability of the rise of temperature by 3-degree by 2100.
Last month the Union of Concerned Scientists released an important study related to the climate change. The study says cities located along the Jersey Shore and parts of South Louisiana, North Carolina, important neighboring areas could face an inundation by 2035. Cities like Texas, Florida, South Carolina, and others could become inundated by 2060. More than fifty cities with a population of 100,000 and above will probably be affected by the end of the current century.
The study points out that the U.S. can tackle this situation by reducing the emissions that can increase the temperature. This step could be very helpful to limit the climate change. Proper initiatives should be enabled to decrease the emissions and temperature and to achieve the goals as mentioned by the Paris Climate Agreement. This step could slow down the rise of the sea level and simultaneously can save nearly 380 communities from the impacts of the climate change.
It is not the U.S. that is experiencing the impacts of the climate change. Several other countries like India are also facing the wraths of this severe problem. In India, climate change hampered the harvest and left many farmers in poverty. This situation ultimately led them to commit suicide.
The important fact is many countries have already taken some initiatives to address the climate change. By 2040 the U.K. will ban the diesel and petrol cars. Ministers will create a $332 million fund to help the local councils to tackle the pollution from the diesel vehicles. According to The Guardian, by 2025 Norway plans of allowing the sales of hundred percent electric cars.
The Netherlands also aims to ban the use of the diesel and the petrol cars by 2025. In spite of these steps, experts opine that these efforts are not enough. Brazil, France, Italy, three leading economies of the G20, are closest to meet the target to keep the temperature below 2- degree Celsius by 2100. The richest economies in the world should be more active to address the climate change issue.
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