Too long, governments ignored the science of global warming and the fossil fuel industry denied it.
We are now so close to dangerous climate change that United Nations experts warn we must act immediately.
It is urgent.
It is overwhelming to consider the magnitude of what must be done.
It will take only eight years to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by half from their 2019 levels.
Many are happening behind the plug, and they go largely unnoticed.
The UK’s electricity supply is moving rapidly towards renewable technologies. This has been helped by a dramatic drop in costs in recent years.
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There is no doubt that the future will have more direct consequences on how we live our lives.
How we eat, how we heat and how we drive are all factors that influence what we eat.
According to this report, everyone will need a green makeover.
However, oil and gas cannot be left in the ground.
Experts say 1.5C target unlikely to be met
Scientists consider 1.5C to be the safe limit. It seems highly probable that we will sail beyond it.
If we want to stabilize the climate, we must remove the emissions from the past.
Nature can help.
Carbon dioxide is a sponge in forests, marshes, and peat bogs.
They are often overlooked but can make a significant difference.
Scientists believe that technology will be required to capture and store carbon.
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There is nothing missing from the table
For now, it’s inefficient.
It is possible, but it is not feasible on the scale needed. Others fear that it will be used as a way for the fossil fuel industry to get out of jail.
The UN report makes it clear that there is no time like the present to do anything.
Talk to the authors, they won’t give up on you.
They claim that the text reached by 195 countries is the most difficult they have ever seen.
They hope that the handbook of what must be done will be available to world leaders when they meet in Egypt later in the year for the next summit on climate change.