The world is losing the fight against climate change
Earth is overheating. From Sierra Leone to Siberia this summer, the flames have devoured hundreds of thousands of hectares of forests in the northern hemisphere. One of the 18 wildest fires is currently fading California. Fires killed 91 people in Greece last week. Elsewhere, people are dying as a result of extreme heat.
About 125 people have died in Japan as a result of a terrible wave that led to temperatures above 40 ° C in Tokyo for the first time. Such disasters, which were once rare, are now more common. Scientists have long warned that as our planet warms - today it is approximately 1 ° C hotter than in the era of pre-industrial kilns - the weather patterns will be completely adjusted.
An early analysis found that this tragic European summer would have been less likely if it was not for man-made global warming. However, as the impact of climate change is becoming clearer, so is the degree of challenge ahead.
Three years after pledged nations in Paris to keep global warming "below 2 ° C, compared to pre-industrial levels", greenhouse gas emissions are again high. Also, investments are increasing for oil and gas extraction. In 2017, for the first time in four years, coal demand rose.
Subsidies for renewable resources, such as wind and solar energy, are declining in many countries, and investments have stalled. Meanwhile, climate-friendly nuclear energy is expensive and unpopular. It is tempting to think that these are temporary obstacles, and that mankind with its own self-preservation instinct will succeed in triumph over global warming. In fact, he is losing this war.
To "live" in the fuel paradise
But insufficient progress does not imply any progress. While solar panels, wind turbines and other carbon-less technologies are becoming cheaper and more efficient, their use has increased. Last year, the number of electric cars worldwide exceeded 1 million.
Public concern is growing.
A survey last year in 38 countries found that 61 percent of people view climate change as a major threat; only ISIS terrorists caused more fear. Meanwhile, investors are talking about renouncing investment in companies that operate with coal and oil as raw materials.
Despite President Donald Trump's decision to release the country from the Paris Accords, many cities and separate US states have reaffirmed their commitment to it. Even some Republicans initially skeptical, it seems they are already agreed to solve this problem.
In smog-stricken China and India, citizens who smoke daily smoke are urging governments to re-think plans to rely mainly on coal for the electrification of their countries. Optimists say de-carbonization is within reach.
However, due to the complex complexity, compliance and implementation of global objectives, it has proven to be extremely difficult. One reason is the increase in demand for energy, especially in Asian development. In the years 2006-2016, when Asian developing economies grew significantly economically, their energy consumption increased by 40 percent.
Coal consumption rose annually by 3.1 percent. The use of cleaner natural gas grew by 5.2 percent and oil by 2.9 percent. Fossil fuels are easier to join today's networks than renewable sources that depend on sunlight and wind power.
The second reason is economic and political inertia. The more fossil fuels consuming a country, the harder it is to separate them.
Powerful lobbies, and voters who support them, strengthen the presence of coal in the energy sector. Repetition of existing ways of doing things can take years. Lastly, it is the technical challenge of extracting coal from industries beyond energy production.
Steel, cement, agriculture, transportation and other forms of economic activity are responsible for over 50 percent of carbon emissions in the atmosphere. But the world seems to have remained without ideas. About 70 countries or regions, responsible for one-fifth of all carbon emissions, now value carbon. Technicians stay away from carbon-free steel, even carbon-neutral cement, the output of which absorbs more CO (-2) than releases.
Blood, sweat and geo-engineers
However, none of these measures will be worth so much if the problems with global warming are not caught by the head. Western countries became rich, emitting a large amount of carbon. They have to respect their commitment to the Paris Accord to help poorer countries adapt to a warmer planet and reduce emissions in the future, without sacrificing the economic growth needed to escape poverty.
Confronting climate change, it will come with a financial cost over a short period of time - although carbon shifting can enrich the economy, as it did in the twentieth century, the move from coal-fired power to 20th-century electricity.
Politicians have a crucial role to play in carrying out the right reforms to ensure that the weak do not bear the burden of change. Perhaps global warming will spur them collective will. Alas, the world seems inclined to suffer the consequences of the great heat before
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