CO2 EMISSIONS: we need some action!

CO2 EMISSIONS: we need some action!

Juan Diego Berjón Juan Diego Berjón (68 Posts)

Engineer specialized in Environmental Management, Business Management, BigData Analysis and GIS Technologies


There is no doubt, energy allows us to live and our lives are dedicated to obtain energy. It is also obvious that we need to control CO2 emissions because it has been demonstrated that CO2 provokes a rise in temperatures. Population increases exponentially, more energy will be demanded in a world scale; more CO2 will be emitted if we do not change our energy system.

Let’s see how Bill Gates explains that fact with proper words, because it is as simple as that:

TEMPORAL DE VIENTO Y LLUVIA EN GALICIASpain´s coast has suffered from a storm due to the explosive cyclogenesis. This phenomenon has meant 44 M€ for restoring property damage.

This situation is, according to IPCC, the beginning of the problem, since the following are problems with water availability, crop yields and forced emigrations due to extreme weather events.

United Nations says, according to the draft of IPCC* that another 15 years of failure to limit carbon emissions could make the problem virtually impossible to solve with the current technologies. That fact will be widely expensive compared with taking steps now to slow emissions. The draft reports also some brushstrokes about that technology based on growing bioenergy crops that take up CO2, burning the resulting fuel and injecting the emissions into the underground formations. But such efforts would compete with food production, already under strain.

*This IPCC draft is the third part and final segment of a major report the climate change panel is completing in stages. It focuses on policies to limit the damage. It has been published on April 13th in Berlin.

Within the business company “there is awaking of increasing economic risk – a recognition that operation conditions are changing and we need to respond”, said Dominic Waughray. “There has been a failure of government to address these solutions. If the is an alliances of companies that can bite off pieces of the puzzle, it might help”.

In dry language of a technical comitee, the draft already published outlines an increasingly dire situation.

Wealthiest countries do not deserve being named as this if theirs goods are being made abroad outsourcing their GHG emissions to countries like China. “Kyoto Protocol has not been as successful as intend”, IPCC found. There had been many reasons for that fact, but we cannot analyze theme here; summarizing US and China (the world’s largest emitters) did not signed the Protocol. This does not mean that those countries are not taking action in terms on climate change. We should negotiate a new international treaty to replace Kyoto. It seems no one dares to take the plunge because being alone in that step is too risky. A country could submit their citizens to be like isolated from the global market. We need a change and a new global policy.

Let’s see how Pavan Sukhdev tries to tell us how to put a value on nature, perhaps a great solutions which would mean taking real action in terms on understand economy as a whole:

 

The New York Times (Justin Gillis)

Written by Juan Diego Berjón

Engineer specialized in Environmental Management, Business Management, BigData Analysis and GIS Technologies

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