Emisiones globales proyectadas vinculadas a elevación de temperaturas
October 31, 2021 - November 12, 2021 - La conferencia COP26 busca abordar el calentamiento global causado por los seres humanos para evitar una catástrofe climática. Si las prácticas actuales no se alteran pronto de forma radical, las temperaturas globales podrían elevarse hasta 3,1°C para 2100 sobre los niveles preindustriales. COP26 es la 26ª Conferencia sobre Cambio Climático de Naciones Unidas – este año se realiza en Glasgow, Escocia, del 31 de oxtubre al 12 de noviembre.
For COP26, 200 countries are being asked what their plans are to cut emissions by 2030.
In 2015, most nations agreed to make changes to keep global warming below 2°C above pre-industrial levels – and to try and aim for 1.5°C – thus avoiding a forecast climate catastrophe. This meeting has become widely known as the “Paris Agreement”.
The world is becoming warmer, largely because of fossil fuel emissions caused by humans. As a result, extreme weather events linked to climate change such as heatwaves, floods and forest fires are becoming more and more common.
China’s commitment in particular is crucial as it is the world’s biggest polluter due to its reliance and investment in coal power stations.
Australia too is the world’s top coal exporter, and although outwardly committing to the Paris Agreement, it has since resisted committing to net-zero by 2050, unlike the UK and United States.
Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison, has even cast doubt on attending the event at all, and has been criticised for showing a lack of enthusiasm for tackling climate change.