Updated: Jan 4, 2019
How old are your kids, or grandkids will be 12 years from now? Do you believe they stand a chance without the same natural resources you had? NO, THEY WON'T. According to the Global Scientific Authority on Climate Change says the planet will reach the crucial threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels by as early as 2030, precipitating the risk of extreme drought, wildfires, floods and food shortages for hundreds of millions of people. Lately extreme situations have been developing, and that is nothing compared to what is coming our way. Global net emissions of carbon dioxide would need to fall by 45% from 2010 levels by 2030 and reach "net zero" around 2050 in order to keep the warming around 1.5 degrees C.
Lowering emissions, while technically possible, would require widespread changes in energy, industry, buildings, transportation and cities, the report says. The villain?, continues to be fossil fuels. ANYTHING related to the amount of consumption of oil is part of the problem, for example the kind of energy that powers your home or your work, the amount of miles you drive everyday, the plastic that you use daily, etc. Every little thing counts, just make sure it does in a positive way.
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