Sustainable Development | Safe For Nature

Recycling, Solar Power, Ecology, Global Warming, Green Power and More
2009
Nov 25

Climate change facts about our world governments and their progress to decrease global warming by at least two degrees Celsius does not seem to be all that promising.

There is no secret that many governments on this planet have pledged their commitment or at least willingness to cooperate in the fight against global warming. However climate change facts suggest that some of these attempts might be futile at best.

Climate change facts point to a serious global warming crisis that will change the World, as we know it, by the end of this century. The Earth surfaces will transform due to melting glaciers and other natural phenomena. Rising temperatures will tamper with our current ecosystems, killing off human, animal and insect life. The heat will breed even more swarms of new insects that are adaptable to the new weather conditions in every part of the globe. Epidemics of mosquito related outbreaks of dengue fever, yellow fever and malaria will cause illness and death to millions of people. Droughts, floods, famines, poor quality of water (contaminated water), water shortages, heat waves, brush fires, airborne viruses, respiratory illness and more will plaque our world.

Ecofys is an independent consultant for the environment and they have studied the recommendations of the G8 Nations with regards to their committed on reducing the threat of global warming. They published a report called the G8 Climate Scorecards 2008, their findings are considered by some to be less that promising. Their brand of climate change facts show that within the European nations, though the UK is a head of France and Germany in terms of greenhouse gases emission cutbacks, only the UK has a chance to reach the 2 degree Celsius cut back goal that was decided upon.

WWF, and Allianz which is an international financial service provider, commissioned the Ecofys report. The report took into account nine different factors among which were comparing the work done since 1990 with what is being done today. They focused specifically on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and development of carbon markets goals and policies. The G8 scorecard in this area is very dismal. The Director of the WWF climate change program in Germany, Regine Gunther says, “We have 10 to 15 years left in which the global emissions have to peak and decline. Time is running out.”

In keeping with the climate change facts as with know them, Allianz SE board member, Joachim Faber talks about G8 government involvement and says, “They need to be role models trailblazing the way to steer the world towards a low carbon, clean energy economy,”

According to Ecofys ranking of the G8 industrial countries’ ability to meet target goals, the UK is in the lead and will meet the reduction requirements by the deadline. France is in second place followed by Germany, Italy, and Japan. Russia is falling behind as this country has not yet implemented any national polices. In dead bottom place is Canada (number 7) and the United States (number 8).

There is hope that the climate change facts presented in the upcoming summit meeting in Japan, will lead to target reductions of up to 40 percent in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and up to 80 percent by the year 2050. Officials of the various organizations are also hoping that the G8 industrial nations will pledge technical and financial support for reducing carbon emissions to the poor nations of the world. They want to see that all measures decided upon at this summit meeting will be ascertainable, measurable, and reported.

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