What could unite 14,000 scientists from 34 countries around one idea?
Unfortunately, this is a climate crisis. In a new report, experts issue another warning about the state of our planet; The report is really alarming.
“We have almost or already crossed junctions in critical parts of the Earth’s ecosystems, including the ice sheets of West Antarctica and Greenland, warm-water coral reefs, and the Amazon rainforest,” the researchers wrote.
According to them, due to this alarming situation, short, frequent and easily accessible updates on the climate emergency are needed.
In 2019, 11,258 scientists published a report in the journal BioScience warning of the harsh climate the world is now facing.
Almost two years later, nothing has changed for the better in this regard.
Of particular concern is the increase in climate-related disasters, including the Australian mega-fires of 2019-2020, as well as the fact that the concentrations of the three main greenhouse gases – carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide in the atmosphere reached a record high of 19-20 in 2020-2021, and this COV “It happened despite the pandemic,” said Thomas Newsham, an ecologist at the University of Sydney.
The new report was also published in the journal BioScience and 2800 scientists were added to the ranks of subscribers; Researchers point out that 1990 places in the world have already been officially declared or recognized as a climate emergency and suggest a political approach to mitigating the damage caused by warming.
Researchers propose a “triple short-term policy approach”: significantly higher global prices for carbon, global fossil fuel extraction and phasing out, and the creation of climate reserves to protect and restore biodiversity and absorb carbon.
Climate scientists have been sounding alarm bells about anthropogenic climate change since the 1960s, and have been offering a variety of solutions since the 1980s.
While we know how much damage the use of fossil fuels does to the Earth’s climate, greenhouse gas emissions from human activities are increasing, resulting in increasing global warming as well. Scientists are now warning you that you have no more time to lose.
“We offer an urgent need for groundbreaking change to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and, more broadly, over-exploitation of the planet by humans,” Newsham said.
According to him, there are still opportunities to address climate-friendly monetary assistance activities related to the pandemic; These should include demonstrating the harms of fossil fuels.
The report identifies 31 basic signs of “vital signs,” such as changes in the ocean, the number of cattle, and the melting of ice; All of these benchmarks are currently terribly high and unfortunately only a few sparks of hope are flickering.
In 2018-2021, solar and wind energy production increased by 57 percent; Nevertheless, it is still 19 times lower in fossil fuel consumption.
In addition, stake sales in the fossil fuel sector increased strongly in 2018-2021. From 2019, a small reduction is observed in fossil fuel energy consumption; However, according to researchers, the reason for this is probably a pandemic, and it will return to the old mark again.
The new report precedes the new report by the Gero Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which will be published next week and will hopefully be even more alarming. The IPCC’s report last year was also sharp.
Scientists hope that there is enough political will to make the necessary political changes to save the world.
The report was published in the journal BioScience.