According to Glen Peters, research director at the CICERO climate research organization in Norway, global CO2 emissions should be reduced by roughly five percent this year. Unfortunately, they have continued to ascend, and it is currently anticipated that this year will see an increase in emissions of between 0.5 % and 1.5 %. The future seems bleak at this point.
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Because of the “spectacular” expansion of greener energy technologies and electric automobiles, the International Energy Agency (IEA) predicted earlier this year that, for the first time ever, the world’s demand for oil, gas, and coal is anticipated to peak this decade. On the other hand, it is anticipated that the planet’s emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, which contributes to the warming of the earth, will increase by around one percent and will hit an unprecedented level in 2023. The early data demonstrate how difficult it will be to reduce emissions at a rate sufficient to fulfill the objective of the Paris Agreement, which is to keep the increase in worldwide temperature to actually be no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels. So unfortunate.
Each year, emissions keep rising, making it all the harder to reach pathways consistent with Paris; […] Yet, here we are again, with a new peak in 2022, and yet another peak expected again in 2023, explained Peters.
And here’s the kicker: experts estimate that carbon emissions will definitely need to be lowered by roughly half during the next decade in order for the world to achieve its goals of controlling global warming and preventing catastrophic climate consequences. Now, what should we do?!
In December, when world leaders will be gathering in the United Arab Emirates for crucial United Nations climate negotiations, the final analysis will be published. These meetings are expected to be dominated by international wrangling regarding the future of fossil fuels. As a matter of fact, these are the primary source of CO2 emissions.
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