RISING SEA LEVELS
Human activities are releasing nearly 10 Gegatons of Carbon (about 36 Billion tons of CO2) into the atmosphere every year, driving atmospheric CO2 concentrations to 400 parts per million (ppm) from their pre-industrial levels of 280 ppm. This increase in CO2 and other greenhouse gases concentrations traps additional energy in the earth's climate system, melting our polar ice caps and raising sea levels.
Climate change and global warming are both terms describing the same problem. This problem is man-made, hence we should be able to reverse the trend. The issue here being world leaders that are heel bent on staying in power with what amounts to Undertaker Policies, that will kill millions from lung cancer, and if that does not frighten you, then you have a death wish for yourselves, your children and grandchildren.
Global warming also melts our ice caps, raising sea levels to the point where islands in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans are drowning, making indigenous peoples homeless, and at risk from the flooding.
For sure desertification is killing thousands from starvation and drought.
The largest human influence has been the emission of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. In view of the dominant role of human activity in causing it, the phenomenon is sometimes called "anthropogenic global warming" or "anthropogenic climate change."
Thousands of islands and islanders are at risk from the uncontrolled emissions of the G20 industrialized nations (in the main). These countries appear to believe that they are in a commercial war against each other, to the extent that they are prepared to sacrifice humans in remote locations.
Surely, we are all brothers and sisters, united by our common DNA. We should seek to help each other to stabilize our economies, to eliminate trade wars, and just remain competitive in circular economy fashion.
The Arctic Ocean could be ice-free in summer as early as 2030.
On the other extreme of the world, Antarctica, sea ice last year hit its lowest extent ever recorded by
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said in January 2017 the global average sea level could be between 0.3 and 2.5 meters (one foot to 8.2 feet) higher by 2100.
2021, the IPCC
put us on Code
Red, but that still did not stop China and India ramping
up their use of coal,
with Australia keen to keep supplying the Black Death - all
confirmed during COP-OUT26
SOME ISLAND NATIONS UNDER THREAT OF FLOODING FROM GLOBAL WARMING - A TO Z
1. Cabo Verde, Republic of
9. Marshall Islands, Republic of the
12. Sarichef Island
15. Tangier Island
18. United Kingdom
COP OUT - The United Nations Climate Change Conferences are yearly conferences held in the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). They serve as the formal meeting of the UNFCCC Parties (Conference of the Parties, COP) to assess progress in dealing with climate change, and beginning in the mid-1990s, to negotiate the Kyoto Protocol to establish legally binding obligations for developed countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. From 2005 the Conferences have also served as the "Conference of the Parties Serving as the Meeting of Parties to the Kyoto Protocol" (CMP); also parties to the Convention that are not parties to the Protocol can participate in Protocol-related meetings as observers. From 2011 the meetings have also been used to negotiate the Paris Agreement as part of the Durban platform activities until its conclusion in 2015, which created a general path towards climate action. The first UN Climate Change Conference was held in 1995 in Berlin.
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