The evidence that people are driving climate change, which will have disastrous repercussions for life on Earth, is overwhelming.
Experts began warning about global warming in 1979, a trend now known as climate change, which includes not only rising average temperatures but also extreme weather events, shifting wildlife populations and habitats, rising seas, and a variety of other consequences.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which synthesizes scientific agreement on the subject, has established a target of keeping warming below 2°C (3.6°F) and seeking an even lower temperature cap of 1.5°C (2.7°F).
According to the Climate Action Tracker, no country has developed measures that will limit global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius. Current emissions have the world on track to warm 2.8°C by the end of this century.
Addressing climate change will require many solutions—there’s no magic bullet. Yet nearly all of these solutions exist today. Eight things the world must do to avoid the worst of Climate Change-
- Stop methane emissions
- Stop deforestation
- Restore degraded land
- Change what we eat
- Go Renewable Energy
- Use energy more efficiently
- Stop burning Fossil Fuels
- Act Now
As stated above we already have the tools needed to address climate change. Some of the concepts are broad ones that governments and businesses must implement, but many other ideas involve changes that anyone can make—eating less meat, for example, or rethinking your modes of transport.
In short, Humans have the solutions to fight a global environmental crisis but Do we have the will?
Reference- National Geographic, IPCC Report, UNEP Report, Climate Action Tracker, Nature Communications