More information Introduction The earthquake off the coast of Japan on March 11, was one of the biggest recorded, measuring 9 on the richter scale.
The climate is changing. The earth is warming up, and there is now overwhelming scientific consensus that it is happening, and human-induced. With global warming on the increase and species and their habitats on the decrease, chances for ecosystems to adapt naturally are diminishing.
Many are agreed that climate change may be one of the greatest threats facing the planet. This section explores some of the effects of climate change.
It also attempts to provide insights into what governments, companies, international institutions, and other organizations are attempting to do about this issue, as well as the challenges they face.
Some of the major conferences in recent years are also discussed. This section looks at what causes climate change, what the impacts are and where scientific consensus currently is. The world mostly agrees that something needs to be done about global warming and climate change.
The first stumbling block, however, has been trying to get an agreement on a framework. The IPCC concluded in that there was broad international consensus that climate change was human-induced.
This section looks at this Convention and some of the main principles in it. The United States plus a few other countries, and many large corporations, have opposed climate change treaties seemingly afraid of profit impacts if they have to make substantial changes to how they do business.
However, as more climate change science has emerged over the years, many businesses are accepting this and even asking their governments for more action so that there is quick clarification on the new rules of the game so they can get on with their businesses.
This section explores some of those fears to see if they are justified or not. Action on climate change is cheaper than inaction Posted Monday, February 02, Many are afraid that tackling climate change is going to be too costly.
But increasingly, studies are showing action will not just be cheaper than inaction, but could actually result in economic, environmental and even health benefits, while improving sustainability.
For many years, large, influential businesses and governments have been against the idea of global warming. Many have poured a lot of resources into discrediting what has generally been accepted for a long time as real.
Now, the mainstream is generally worried about climate change impacts and the discourse seems to have shifted accordingly.
Some businesses that once engaged in disinformation campaigns have even changed their opinions, some even requesting governments for regulation and direction on this issue.
However, a few influential companies and organizations are still attempting to undermine climate change action and concerns.
Will all this mean a different type of spin and propaganda with attempts at green washing and misleading information becoming the norm, or will there now be major shift in attitudes to see concrete solutions being proposed and implemented?
For a number of years, there have been concerns that climate change negotiations will essentially ignore a key principle of climate change negotiation frameworks: Realizing that greenhouse emissions remain in the atmosphere for a very long time, this principle recognizes that historically: Industrialized nations have emitted far more greenhouse gas emissions even if some developing nations are only now increasing theirs ; Rich countries therefore face the biggest responsibility and burden for action to address climate change; and Rich countries therefore must support developing nations adapt—through financing and technology transfer, for example.
This notion of climate justice is typically ignored by many rich nations and their mainstream media, making it easy to blame China, India and other developing countries for failures in climate change mitigation negotiations. Development expert, Martin Khor, calculated that taking historical emissions into account, the rich countries owe a carbon debt because they have already used more than their fair quota of emissions.
Yet, by when certain emission reductions are needed by, their reduced emissions will still add up to be go over their fair share: However, rather than continue down the path of unequal development, industrialized nations can help pay off their carbon debt by truly helping emerging countries develop along a cleaner path, such as through the promised-but-barely-delivered technology transfer, finance, and capacity building.
So far however, rich nations have done very little within the Kyoto protocol to reduce emissions by any meaningful amount, while they are all for negotiating a follow on treaty that brings more pressure to developing countries to agree to emissions targets.
In effect, the more there will be delay the more the poor nations will have to save the Earth with their sacrifices and if it works, as history shows, the rich and powerful will find a way to rewrite history to claim they were the ones that saved the planet.
These issues are explored in more depth here. Flexibility mechanisms were defined in the Kyoto Protocol as different ways to achieve emissions reduction as part of the effort to address climate change issues. These fall into the following categories: However, these have been highly controversial as they were mainly included on strong US insistence and to keep the US in the treaty even though the US eventually pulled out.
Some of the mechanisms face criticism for not actually leading to a reduction in emissions, for example. Centre for Science and Environment.There are many environmental issues in leslutinsduphoenix.com pollution, water pollution, garbage and pollution of the natural environment are all challenges for leslutinsduphoenix.com is also causing some drastic effects on India.
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