Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Global wake up call needed against climate change

The human impact on earth's climate is constantly growing because fossil fuel consumption is not declining. The burning of fossil fuels creates harmful greenhouse gas emissions, most notably carbon dioxide emissions, and the climate change impact continues to grow.

The humanity is still inadequate to solve climate change issue because world leaders still cannot agree on new climate deal. The global wake up call, issued so many time by so many scientists, still hasn't done the trick for world leaders to realize that we don't have all the time in the world for decisive action.

Climate change talks without the legally obliging international climate deal are pretty much useless and world leaders are yet again showing the complete lack of unity when it comes to really important issues.

Climate change is no longer just an environmental issue, we are talking here about the global social issue that will significantly alter the life of our future generations.

The enormous challenge of global warming and climate change is still too much for world leaders to handle and with it we are losing precious time needed to halt climate change from reaching the tipping point, a global temperature increase of 2 degrees Celsius.

If this scenario occurs we are talking about frequent extreme weather events such as hurricanes, millions of people losing their homes, many animals becoming extinct, new diseases, more hunger and less water in the world.

Is this really the kind of legacy we want to leave to our children and grandchildren?

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