Climate Change And Global Warming Essay

1368 Words Jun 19th, 2015 6 Pages
In recent years, as technology advances faster than ever, there has also been a huge surge in the awareness of global warming and greenhouse gas emissions. In the article, The Fast-Approaching ‘Point of No Return’ for Climate Change by Karin Kamp and John Light, top climate scientists warns the international policymakers about the current and potential permanent damages to our environment, sets a target level for lessening harmful greenhouse gases, and urges policymakers to push for new policies concerning the environment.

In the article, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) explains that the damages have already affected the earth through climate change (e.g. global warming) and rising sea levels. The IPCC warns that if the world continues to emit the gases at the same pace, it will cause irreplaceable damage in the near future. Another organization that promotes environmental sustainability, Greenpeace, also foretells about the dire consequences for humanity if the emission issue doesn’t cease. Greenpeace states, “The costs will be substantial: billions spent to deal with the destruction of extreme weather events, untold human suffering, and the deaths of tens of millions from the impacts by as soon as 2030,” (Kamp and Light, par. 16). Kumi Naidoo, the executive director of Greenpeace also states that the earth has about 5-10 years before dire consequences. He also urges the international community and policymakers to an “energy revolution” (qtd. in par.…

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