During a recent meeting, the world’s top climate scientists agreed that intensifying cutting fossil-fuel pollution is essential for combating global warming. According to recent studies, burning coal, among other factors, would cause a temperature increase of 1.5 degrees Celsius by the end of 2030.
The new world’s top climate scientists’ recommendations, scheduled for release on October 8th, are developed with the Paris Agreement in mind to combat climate change better.
“It’s certainly a very ambitious target. Will we see it happen by 2030? Probably not – not in any models we’re seeing at the moment. But thanks to technology, the markets are moving away from coal really fast,” explained Tim Buckley, the leader of energy studies at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis.
The recent United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report gathered hundreds of climate scientists from 195 nations. To discuss solutions to combat global warming.
World’s Top Climate Scientists Demand For Intensifying Cutting Fossil-Fuel Pollution to Combat Global Warming
“The panel decided to prepare this report in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty, thus placing the report firmly among the tools to be used to achieve the sustainable development goals,” said Hoesung Lee, IPCC chair.
“It seems to me very unlikely that we will want to use substantially less energy in the future. Using energy has allowed us to progress. Using more energy is necessary to create a better world for everyone,” also explained Brian Ricketts, secretary-general of the European Association for Coal and Lignite.
Carbon dioxide emissions from coal burning, which still accounts for 27 percent of the world’s energy demand, climbed 1.6 percent during the last year after in 2014-2017 period the scientists recorded a positive change. Therefore, intensifying cutting fossil-fuel pollution to combat global warming is the recommended solution by the world’s top climate scientists.