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Efforts to limit global temperature increase below 2C have been circulating since before the turn of the century. The International Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) is a group of world renowned scientists working together to provide information to global leaders and policy makers about the changing climate.
It was founded by the United Nations in 1988, along with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in efforts to create a basis of facts for policy and provide information about a changing climate. IPCC
“The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released the report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees celsius. Together with some of the worlds leading climate scientists – “Confirms that Climate change is running faster than we are- and we are running out of time.”
Founded by the United Nations in 1988, along with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in efforts to create a basis of facts for policy and information about a changing climate. IPCC has been creating the first class information for governmental leaders and world policymakers.
On October 8th, 2018, the IPCC released an updated in depth analysis provided by some of the worlds leading scientists about the rising emissions leading to global climate change, and put simply, how extreme the consequences can be if immediate change is not taken. The report shows that we have already irreversibly already heated the earth by one degree, and now we are on a race to cut that from becoming two degrees. Otherwise known as the 1.5 C report.
The report drafted by 91 scientists and 44 nationalities explains a detailed history of how the world has been heating at least to one degree even before the Industrial Revolution. However, just half of a degree within the worlds climate can make a world of a difference. For example, destruction to a vast amount of Coral Reefs, extreme heat ripples for millions of people, loss of species, rising sea levels, harvesting problems and food loss along with increasing tropical storms. The effects could be devastating. Already we are experiencing environmental disaster in parts around the world where the most vulnerable are receiving the effects of this environmental threat. If we are to keep the global warming to 1.5 C , immediate action from all world leaders throughout the world.
Series of Global Policy with the IPCC
Since the Cancun Agreements in 2010, (during a UN climate conference), global policy makers made official the goal to keep global warming to from exceeding 2 degrees Celsius, when we were already beginning to see the effects of climate change. This was revisited in Bonn, Germany in 2015 during the climate talks. At this moment the United Nations presented a new report stating that to avoid major climate devastation, it is necessary to limit global temperatures increase below 2 degrees Celsius. This later went to form the Paris Agreement shortly after, where 195 countries endorsed the document. In this this the IPCC was invited to draft visions of a 1.5 Degree change, which was approved (and brought public) this October 2018.
We have already made global warming irreversible since before the industrial revolution. We have heated the world up by one degree, and now we are in a race to keep the rising temperatures to not exceed 1.5 degrees. To keep the temperatures from rising will require collaboration with government municipalities, consumers, and businesses.
In the graphic description, the report displays drastic differences and predicted out comes of what the world is to expected to reach between 2030 and 2050. The separate categories examine different environmental concerns and their varying severity, based on how temperatures continue to rise. There is no doubt that with 1.5C degrees the atmospheres will experience more extreme weather with severe storms affecting millions of people across the world. However, these drastic changes are predicted to effect more vulnerable communities, particularly located on coast lines. Heat waves are expected to spike in areas largely concentrated in North and Central Africa, the Mediterranean, and western and central Asia. Limiting emissions is necessary and has been found to make a difference when attempting to avoid devastating effects such as the extinction of coral reefs, various animal species, as well as preserving the Arctic regions.
Holding warming to 1.5C rather than 2C will see around 420 million fewer people being frequently exposed to extreme heatwaves, the report notes.- Greg Harmen
In this graphic, the IPCC demonstrates the differences of how much different ecosystems are at risk for 2C compared to 1.5C.
The Future of Renewables
The IPCC report also calls on a collaboration from the whole of government leader, and policy makers to create major changes in how we are using resources and create a collaborative dramatic shift in how we consume and use energy today.
Climate science is still science and there are discoveries we are making everyday The world leaders are encouraging smaller communities, and businesses to make a group effort.
By 2050, renewables are projected to supply 70-85 percent of electricity in 1.5˚C pathways. Energy efficiency and fuel-switching measures will be critical for the transportation sector. Reducing energy demand and improving the efficiency of food production, changing dietary choices and reducing food loss and waste also have significant potential to reduce emission” United Nations
People will continue to use products they need for transportation, packaging, fuel to and technology. Smart businesses foresee these changes that are critical to make and are jumping on the bandwagon immediately. Laws and restrictions in the EU will push big oil companies and other carbon emission companies to invest in renewable energy.
The Future is Green
Industry leaders in renewables have risen to the spotlight over the past decade dominating the market.
The Auto industry, for example is already in the market for a large change. Names such as Tesla have risen in the past decade. The Morning Star wrote this about the estimated demand increase in electric solar powered cars such as Tesla on October 9th, only days after the IPCC released its report.
Over the long term, electric vehicle adoption will take off where regions combine abundant charging infrastructure with strong regulation. In China and the EU, we forecast electric vehicle adoption to reach 25% and 20%, respectively, of annual new light-vehicle sales by 2028.
We forecast hybrids to make up 21% of global auto sales in 2028, which would make electric vehicles and hybrids 36% of total vehicles. Our top picks to invest in growing electric vehicle adoption include Albemarle, BMW, BorgWarner, Edison International, General Motors, and SQM.- Morning Star
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla made a tweet shortly after the report was published commenting:
The IPCC Meets the Food Industry
The report also stated necessary changes that must take place. Agriculture and dietary methods were also largely targeted in the report.
Green biz writes:
Renewables must seize control to provide 70 to 85 percent of power by 2050, while energy-intensive industries will need to slash their emissions by 75 to 90 percent by mid-century, and buildings and transport also will need to shift heavily towards low-carbon models. Agriculture and land use will be another target area, with an urgent drive to boost reforestation and improve soil health to create new carbon sinks.- GreenBiz
The IPCC has also made it clear that investments for renewable energies will need much more investment to reach the 1.5 C goal to avoid the consequences of a 2C temperature rise. But in doing so will we can help prevent devastating climate changes.
As far as food goes, FAO illustrates the global dollar worth for food wasted or thrown away. Stating that in 2012 the market value for food waste (which is any food products lost or wasted) was 936 billion US dollars.
In an illustration by FAO, they show the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that are produced every year along with the food waste footprint.
Don’t underestimate your power! The smallest actions can always make a difference. Much of this information can be overwhelming about the future. But there are specific changes that people can make starting today to dramatically decrease their carbon emissions. You can do these few things starting today to make a difference.
Weigh and measure your carbon footprint- Weigh the amount of resources your lifestyle demands. Try to think about sustainable choices in your your everyday purchases. You can also research your carbon footprint on many different websites, for instance large organizations such as WWF allow you to take questionnaires to learn more about your carbon footprint and how you can reduce it. Find your carbon footprint here.
Write to your government leaders! Politicians must take legislative action about the use of climate heating processes such as fossil fuels, agriculture companies.
Get involved! Join your community and spread the message to people around you. Spread knowledge, which is power to those around you.Don’t give up- The road is tough ahead, but we won’t give up. Technology and humans have proved an undeniable adaptability for handling problems that we make.
Start managing your food waste. – You can manage this everyday, and easily! When you make a small difference in a daily lifestyle, the outcome is bigger than you can imagine.
A Future Prediction
Making this monumental shift will require substantial new investments in low-carbon technologies and efficiency. The report finds that if the 1.5˚C goal is to be met, investments in low-carbon energy technology and energy efficiency will need increase by roughly a factor of five by 2050 compared to 2015 levels. Kelly Lavin
The UN Secretary General António Guterres issued a statement just one month earlier regarding our current state with carbon emissions.
It is our goal and responsibility to use technology to fight food waste, which is one of the easiest, most immediate climate change contributed that everyone can begin to make a difference immediately.
For the Future
The UN will meet again in Katowice, Poland this coming December. In this meeting they will discuss immediate operationalization to implement the Paris agreement and support the UN sustainable goals. This is was said by the UN secretary to be a “cant miss” moment. Countries will now need to work together to raise and execute their plans for climate action.
While You’re here..
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