Today, I’m going to explain why in the current state "we are not able to face" the serious threat of Climate Change. A few days ago (October 8th 2018 - Republic of Korea) the results of the latest alarming IPCC Report (Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC) were released, calling for urgent actions to tackle the threats of Global Warming. Yet let’s think a little bit back... just a few days... Think of the news on TV, newspapers, in short, think of mass media. How long have day talked about this Report? Once? Two times? And let’s watch the news this evening. As usual we will see the news on the Stability and Growth Pact. In short, the Stability and Growth Pact is more important than the IPCC Report, it is more important than Climate Change! There is something wrong in this… Priority is given to less important things and more important things are kept in the background. Short-term thinking (the Stability Pact) is preferred to Long-Term thinking (facing Climate Change).
ARCTIC MELTING: According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), ice lost goes on in both poles … Arctic sea ice extent for June 2018 was the 4th lowest extent for the month in the satellite record. What about the Antarctic? Sea ice expanded at a faster-than-average pace in June in the Southern Hemisphere, bringing Antarctic sea ice extent closer to typical ice extents for this time of year. This follows on the heels of a period of below-average ice extent since austral winter in 2016.
Dario Ruggiero, initiator of Long Term Economy, has recently been nominated GGA Co-chair in Italy. Together with Messiana Carboni, he will coordinate GGA community in Italy in order to grow and allow members to help each other in their humanitarian work. GGA stands for Global Goodwill Ambassadors. It is a great developing international community made by people with a great heart and with willingness in helping the needy.
Several scientists say 2050. But planning our actions with 2050 in mind it may be too careless… What we must keep an eye on is the following figure: 500 ppm. This is the threshold for CO2 concentration in the atmosphere. When overpassed (now we are at around 411 ppm and are growing at a rate of 2.6 ppm more per year) there would be severe climate changes that could make our dear Planet an inhospitable one. Think about yourself….CO2 emissions is a bad habit we seem unable to exit. But we can! And we should do it as soon as possible to ‘mitigate’ climate change effects.