Global warming has been known for a long time to be a threat to humanity. The science is clear. Climate change is real. Climate change is happening now.
Difficult challenges are ahead like the need for changes of lifestyle, production and consumption. And of course also to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to limit the global temperature increase, maybe mostly an industrial challenge. You can find some additional information on global warming on NASA (https://climate.nasa.gov).
The UN has worked for decades to find a global consensus. The Kyoto Protocol (1997) initiated the implementation of these objectives; to reduce the onset of global warming by reducing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere. This protocol has later been elaborated on, and in 2015, a new landmark agreement was signed by a number of countries to intensify global actions against climate change. The Paris agreement (Accord de Paris). A political agreement on global actions.
However, almost two years ago, the United States decided to withdraw from the Paris agreement. From what I understand, President Trump criticised the Green Climate Fund. Moreover, Pope Francis, from his headquarters in Rome, implicitly criticised the United States from abandoning the agreement, since the USA is the only country out of 195 signatories to have withdrawn from the accord.
But what can local citizens do in daily life? Like you and me. My parents recently installed geothermal heating in their house. Geothermal energy is the heat from the earth. It’s clean and sustainable, and green house gas emissions have been reduced. A step in right direction. I hope.
This morning I saw some news on global heating, that is why I thought of climate change today. Right now I am a little tired since I have been on tough work out this afternoon. Relaxing and having some chocolate. Balance. Browsing the internet and found this documentary with Kylie Minogue. Many years ago. Chocolate, Chapter 37. Talking about global warming.