Tipping point for climate change: humanity could reach the point of no return if vital changes are not made by 2035. Scientists have warned that climate change will cross extreme point within the next two decades – where it will spark, heatwaves, hurricanes, droughts, and floods – if governments fail to take precise actions in fighting with fight global warming.
They claimed that our planet is warming so quickly that it will reach its ‘tipping point’ within the next 17 years. The government doesn’t have too much time to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from road traffic, homes and industry.
Scientists have said that global warming will be limited below 2°C in 2100 – as set out in the 2015 Paris Climate Accords. This is the deadline after which any action to stop the warming will fail to avoid ‘dangerous’ effects of climate change. The average global sea levels could rise between three and six feet.
Co-author Professor Henk Dijkstra, of Utrecht University in the Netherlands, said: ‘We conclude very little time is left before the Paris targets to limit global warming to 1.5°C or 2°C become unfeasible even given drastic emission reduction strategies.’
Scientists for the European Geosciences Union journal, Earth System Dynamics used data from climate models and recognized upcoming year when a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions can start.
This would in advance increase the requirement of using more renewable energy, sunlight, wind, water, geothermal heat, tides, as well as various forms of biomass instead of fossil fuels.
‘We hope that “having a deadline” may stimulate the sense of urgency to act for politicians and policymakers. ‘Very little time is left to achieve the Paris targets.’