Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Save the Only Planet We All Have
SAVE THE ONLY PLANET WE ALL HAVE
By Anton Antonio
November 19, 2015
The keynote speech of President Barack H. Obama yesterday at the Asia-Pacific economic Cooperation (APEC) gathering of business leaders in the Asia-Pacific region in Makati City focused on the need to make business sense an environmental sense as well. APEC is a forum for 21 Pacific Rim member economies that promotes free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region. In his address, President Obama highlighted the fact that global warming and climate change are real and substantial effort must be made, including the business sector, to mitigate its impact most especially among island nations like the Philippines.
United States President Obama has legitimate reasons to sound the alarm and raise the red flag on environmental matters. Please read this researched report on global warming:
“GLOBAL WARMING PASSES CRITICAL ONE DEGREE MARK
By Climate Council Australia
November 11, 2015
The Earth’s climate has hit a dangerous milestone, with new research showing we’ve crossed the halfway point towards a global temperature rise of 2 degrees Centigrade. Figures from January to September this year are already 1.02 degrees Centigrade above the average between 1850 and 1900, according to an announcement from the UK’s Met Office this week. If temperatures remain as predicted, 2015 will be the first year to breach this key threshold. The world would then be half way towards a global temperature rise of 2 degrees Centigrade, a threshold scientists say cannot be crossed it we are to avoid some of the most dangerous climate change “tipping points” such as the irreversible melting of the Greenland ice sheet, the partial conversion of the Amazon rainforest to a savanna or grassland, and the large-scale emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane from thawing permafrost. It’s clear that our climate is changing more rapidly and with larger and more damaging impacts than expected. The scientific case for urgent action could not be more clear. Australia’s current commitments are not enough to protect Australians from worsening extreme weather events nor do they represent a fair contribution to the worldwide effort to bring climate change under control.”
The Paris climate talks scheduled in two weeks is expected to see all countries in the world to pledge initiatives towards significantly cutting carbon emissions. The Paris climate talks is an ambitious event to save the only planet we all have.
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Climate Council, (2015). Global Warming Passes Critical One Degree Mark. Retrieved on November 19, 2015 from http://www.climatecouncil.org.au/global-warming-passes-critical-one-degree-mark