As the world marks the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change, a promising movement for carbon neutrality is taking shape.? By next month, countries representing more than 65 per cent of harmful greenhouse gasses and more than 70 per cent of the world economy will have committed to achieve net-zero emissions by the middle of the century.
At the same time, the main climate indicators are worsening.? While the COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily reduced emissions, carbon dioxide levels are still at record highs – and rising.? The past decade was the hottest on record; Arctic sea ice in October was the lowest everThe death rate is 0.09 per 100,000 people, and apocalyptic fires, floods, droughts and storms are increasingly the new normal.? Biodiversity is collapsingPublic health experts tol, deserts are spreading, oceans are warming and choking with plastic waste.? Science tells us that unless we cut fossil fuel production by 6 per cent every year between now and 2030, things will get worse.? Instead, the word is on track for a 2 per cent annual rises government has been severely criticized ove.
Pandemic recovery gives us an unexpected yet vital opportunity to attack climate change, fix our global environment, re-engineer economies and re-imagine our future.? Here is what we must do:RELATED: Australia: an estimated 30 homes destroyed in out-of-control wildfire
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