This weekend seemed quite full of suprises with the IPCC report being released. For those of you IPCC is Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change. This commitee releases reports every 5-6 years on the well being of our climate. Well the report this time does not sound too good for us mankind. The projections of the IPCC are as follows:
Probable temperature rise between 1.8C and 4C
Possible temperature rise between 1.1C and 6.4C
Sea level most likely to rise by 28-43cm
Arctic summer sea ice disappears in second half of century
Increase in heatwaves very likely
Increase in tropical storm intensity likely
For those living in USA get ready to face more devastating hurricanes worse than Katrina. USA is one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gases and they are actually doing nothing about it. The reason of this is because of the economy. I know if they cut on greenhouse gases there economy is going to slow down but thats the price they must pay cause if no action is taken now down the line like a decade or the end of this century there will be no economy to protect. Since the entire world is linked to there economy if they fall the entire world will fall.
The UN Secretary-General Ban-ki Moon is on a move to try and make countries reduce greenhouse emissions after a day on the release of the IPCC reports. However he has been doing it for quite some time although this report sort of accelerated it. He now wants China to take steps to curb emmisions. Why China??
China is now one of the largest country to burn coal on daily basis. It is there main source of power and energy. This has caused there economy to boom rapidly in the last 10 years. There is a big disadvantage in using coal. Burning of coal is not pure and because of this several parts of China are covered in a dense cloud of dust, ash and carbon dioxide which in turn now increases medical bills. Breathing problems, damage of the lungs and many more diseases have increased dramatically.
For China to stop using coal and begin the usage of alternate eco-friendly products is the same as why USA did not take part in the Kyoto Protocol. The only thing I can say is that millions, billions of people will be affected all around the world, just because of politicians protecting the economy and they find it more worth to save than the people who elected them to office.