Climate change and blockchain facts
2020 was the second warmest year on record and the end of the warmest decade (2010- 2020) ever recorded.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) levels and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere rose to new records in 2019. Climate change is affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives. Weather patterns are changing, sea levels are rising, and weather events are becoming more extreme. Although greenhouse gas emissions are projected to drop about 6 per cent in 2020 due to travel bans and economic slowdowns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, this improvement is only temporary. Climate change is not on pause. Once the global economy begins to recover from the pandemic, emissions are expected to return to higher levels.
Climate Change impacts are growing and solid scientific evidences show the severity of climate change in every part of the Earth:
- The levels of Carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air have reached its highest in 650,000 years.
- The Arctic sea ice reduced to its lowest ever recorded level in history in the summer of 2012.
- 16 out of the 17 warmest years recorded occurred since 2001
- Multitemporal data revealed that the polar ice caps are losing mass (about 287 gigatonnes are lost every year).
- Climate change effects are now being felt globally
- Long-lasting changes to the climate system with potentially irreversible consequences are occurring
The painful fact is that governments and politicians are too slow when it comes to act against climate change, despite the fact that they have the resources and authority to do so. Also, an individual's resources are not enough to face this challenge. Since the government is not being proactive in tackling climate change, we need to take it upon ourselves to save the Earth.