We are out of time to wait the 2015 pact!
Due to the results of COP17/CMP7 did not make much progress to confront the very urgent climate change and the global warming problem in Durban, S.A., disappointed many environmental groups, NGOs, civil societies, island nation states and the other greenpeace organizations. Win the politicians and polluters, lose the people and even more our planet! Dr. James E. Hansen, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Institute for Space Studies of NASA, had a speech in the annual American Geophysical Union — AGU 2011 Fall Meeting is held in this week from 12-16th December, 2011 in San Francisco. He emphasized again the serious problem about the increasing 2 degrees of entire affection of this planet, we believe which is the most strictly response to the Durban talks.
The annual American Geophysical Union — AGU 2011 Fall Meeting provides an opportunity for researchers, teachers, students, and consultants to present and review the latest issues affecting the Earth, the planets, and their environments in space.
We are out of time to wait the 2015 pact which will start to carry out in 2020! It is too far to resolve the problem of the crisis of global warming. The climate change is happening to us now.
Although the emission of carbon reducing is so important, the attending negotiators from the world in COP17/CMP7 could not reach the common consensus. The roadmap of carbon reducing is nothing to use at all. Can the Earth wait for that? You never know what will be happen next. However, signs of changes that have been exacerbating the situation, such as the increasing frequency of the forest fire, the drought and the flood, the wild animals and plants face with the serious pressure of existing, the loss of ice sheets that has been raising sea level and change how much sunlight is reflected off the planet’s surface. These are already appearing.
Thailand sank and is still drowned in the flood. Is it a sign for that?
Dr. Hansen stressed that the target has been talked about in international negotiations for 2 degrees of warming is actually a prescription for long-term disaster. Two degrees of warming will lead to an ice-free Arctic and sea-level rise in the tens of meters, we can’t say how long that will take, but it’s clear it’s a different planet.
Dr. Hansen emphasized that some fast-feedback effects show up within decades, and some of these show up only when other parts of the system, particularly the oceans, which warm slowly, catch up with atmospheric warming. He said that this can take centuries and it’s difficult to project how long the effects will take to set in, because in the history of Earth’s climate, the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has never risen as quickly as it is now.
Dr. Hansen warned that the evidence shows ice sheets are losing mass, the planet is already facing these powerful feedbacks, making the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to a point that prevents warming of 3.6 degrees F (2 degrees C) insufficient. Thus goals to limit human-made warming to 2°C are not sufficient — they are prescriptions for disaster. Rapid reduction of fossil fuel emissions is required for humanity to succeed in preserving a planet resembling the one on which civilization developed.
We can not rely on 2015 Pact. Human being should fight against the severe climate change and the global warming by ourselves. There is no ham in reducing the production of the animal husbandry first. As we know that 51% emission of carbon comes from the animal husbandry according to the research result of World Watch Magazine released on November, 2009.
According to the report of World Watch Magazine, whenever the causes of climate change are discussed, fossil fuels top the list. Oil, natural gas, and especially coal are indeed major sources of human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases (GHGs). But we believe that the life cycle and supply chain of domesticated animals raised for food have been vastly underestimated as a source of GHGs, and in fact account for at least half of all human-caused GHGs.
Apparently, the 2015 Pact is not sufficient to reach the goal. How about the climate talks in Qatar? As we know that many old legends and predictions about 2012 end-time are near… It’d better to reduce the production of the animal husbandry first, right?
Ps. original version published on the website of Taiwan News by Theresa Huang