UN Climate Summit Signals Shape of Negotiations Around Agreement
Topic: Global Climate Change Author: Elizabeth Sogren Source: National Geographic Date: October 25, 2015
A UN summit is urging all nations to cut down on greenhouse gas emission to limit global warming to 2 degree Celsius. Obama professed the USA's major effort in reducing greenhouse gas emission by 17%, encouraging to follow their example. Secretary General Ban(UN) requested world leaders to take bolder and greater actions to protect Earth from the currently impending destruction; even UN HQ is affected by flood. France leads the effort in negotiation between different nations, president Hollande advocated a budget of $1 billion to help developing countries invest in safe energy. Many countries also pledge to lessen paper industry to save forest; however, Brazil with its resourceful Amazon jungle did not concur. Although people are setting standard to limit global warming, they are not meeting it which signifies the happening of scientist's prediction that water level will rise and displacing people world wide. In fact, its already the case with hundreds of small inhabited islands in the Pacific. With the current state of the world, stopping global warming is but a voluntary conformity, especially by the larger nations. Overall, this agreement to stop global warming seems futile, human still heads toward destruction in the end.
Just a few years ago, I saw websites and videos that mock global warming, dismissing it as propaganda, indoctrination. But now, most of those people are probably dumb-founded by their extreme criticism. San Diego is right by the coast, I wouldn't want the water to rise even by half a meter even if I lived on top of a mountain. There are two things we can do now: relax until we perish, or advance beyond the natural limitation -- this mean discovering extraordinary means of fighting the effect greenhouse gas and acknowledging the positive long-term effect of mitigating its emission.