Humans are heavily influenced by the actions of their peers. Therefore, not shying away from having climate change conversations with your family and friends is very important in shifting thinking towards climate change as a society. This handbook goes over things to keep in mind while having these conversations.
The 1987 Montreal Protocol, an international agreement that successfully stopped chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) from destroying the ozone layer, has now been found to successfully slow the rate of climate change as well. This shows that international agreements can be successful in limiting greenhouse gas emissions. See story here.
In our last post, the term ‘Emissions Gap’ was introduced. For more background information on this term, click here.
Recently, The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released its annual Emissions Gap Report. It’s stated that Earth is set to warm 3.2 C by 2100 unless efforts to cut emissions are tripled. Find the story here to see how G20 countries currently plan to reduce emissions (that must be tripled) vs. current levels, in other words, the Emissions Gap.