Global Temperature Goals Will Likely Be Missed
The UN has released an update on the worlds current and future climate outcomes. As of 2023 the world has risen by 1.1C which is expected to breach 1.5C in the 2030s. Shooting far past the hopeful outcome of a total 1.5C increase. Co2 levels in the atmosphere are at their highest in the past 2 million years, which has made the world reach record high temperatures, being warmer than any time in the past 125,000 years.
This will impact agriculture drastically, reducing both food security and water security. Fisheries will hurt the most due to ocean warming and acidification, which has already made a large impact on production. Even though overall agriculture has gone up, climate change has hindered that effort for the past 50 years and will continue to do so.
The UN secretary general Antonia Guterres recommended that all countries bring forwards their net-zero plans by a decade to account for the deficit we’re already in and keep the damages to a minimum. Because even under the very low greenhouse gas scenario, global warming is more likely to reach 1.5C than not.
Even with the efforts made so far, progress is not being made fast enough. Feasible and effective methods are available to help reduce climate change, wind and solar being the top contenders. A massive upscaling of renewables is required but there is a low sense of urgency that will end up hurting us in the long haul. Canadian dwelling owners can help by adding wind and solar based electricity generation to their properties. Visit our website for more information on home wind turbines and how they can help reduce your impact on the environment.