The study of climate and how it changes over time is termed Climatology and this helps people better understand the climatic conditions that cause weather patterns and temperature changes over time. On the other hand Climate change is a change in the pattern of weather, and related environment in oceans, land surfaces and ice sheets, occurring over time scales of decades or longer. This field of science (i.e. climatology) grew as scientists became interested in exploring the patterns of climate.
Earth’s climate has changed throughout its history but the current warming is happening at a rate not seen in the past 10,000 years. Scientific information taken from natural sources (such as Glaciers, Oceans, Seasons, Rainfall, Frosts, droughts and many more) and from modern equipment (like satellites and instruments) all show the signs of a changing climate. Scientists have determined that, when all human and natural factors are considered, Earth’s climate balance has been altered towards warming, with the biggest contributor being increases in CO2. Join this session to learn about How serious are the effects of climate change now and in the future?
Now climate scientists have concluded that we must limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2040 if we are to avoid a future in which everyday life around the world is marked by its worst, most devastating effects: the extreme droughts, wildfires, floods, tropical storms, and other disasters that we refer to collectively as climate change. We’ll have to talk about the main reasons for climate change. These include generating power, manufacturing goods, cutting down forests, using transportation, producing food, powering buildings, and consuming too much energy. We’ll also discuss how they are key factors to Hotter temperatures, More severe storms, drought, rising ocean, Loss of species, food, health risks and Poverty and displacement.
CO2 is the most commonly produced greenhouse gas and Carbon sequestration is the process of capturing and storing atmospheric carbon dioxide. It is one of the methods for reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the earht’s atmosphere with the aim of decreasing climate change and it’s effect. CO2 capture and sequestration is a set of technologies that can significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions from new and existing coal- and gas-fired power plants and large industrial sources. As per report, Carbon capture, use, and storage technologies could capture more than 90% of CO2 emissions from power plants and industrial sources. The Captured co2 can be put to fruitful use in magnify oil recovery and the production of fuels, building materials, and much more, or be stored in underground geologic origination. Carbon capture can also achieve 14 percent of the earth’s greenhouse gas emissions reductions targeted by 2050 and is observed as one of the ways to achieve deep decarbonization in the industrial sector.
Innovation and investments in environmentally sound infrastructure and technologies can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and enhance resilience to climate change (very high confidence). Innovation and change can expand the availability and/ or effectiveness of adaptation and mitigation options. Adaptation and mitigation are constrained by the inertia of global and regional trends in economic development, GHG emissions, resource consumption, infrastructure and settlement patterns, institutional behaviour and technology (medium evidence, high agreement). Vulnerability to climate change, GHG emissions, and the capacity for adaptation and mitigation are strongly influenced by livelihoods, lifestyles, behaviour and culture.
People worldwide are concerned about climate change, but artificial intelligence could help save the environment. AI works by analyzing data patterns to spot trends that can be used to help curb this problem. Climate change has no time to waste: atmospheric CO2 levels are the highest ever, sea levels are rising, and 2019 was the hottest year on record for the world’s oceans. Artificial intelligence may not be a panacea, but it can help us reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The ocean plays a central role in regulating the Earth’s climate. Oceans are a global force of nature that form the foundation of the blue planet on which we live. They cover 71% of our planet’s surface and make up 95% of all the space available to life. They are a life-support system for Earth and a global commons that provide us with free goods and services, from the food we eat to the oxygen we breathe. The oceans also regulate the global climate; they mediate temperature and drive the weather, determining rainfall, droughts, and floods. They are also the world’s largest store of carbon, where an estimated 83% of the global carbon cycle is circulated through marine waters. As the climate responds to decades of increasing carbon emissions, the store of energy and heat from the atmosphere builds up in the ocean. If we reach a tipping point, we will likely see more extreme weather events, changing ocean currents, rising sea levels and temperatures, and melting of sea ice and ice sheets—all of which aggravate the negative impacts of overfishing, illegal fishing, pollution, and habitat degradation.
Climate change is the variation in the state of the climate, directly or indirectly due to human activities that alter the composition of the atmosphere. It is caused mainly by global warming and results in the melting of the polar ice caps, rising sea level and extreme weather conditions, among many other negative effects. The links between climate change and sustainable development are strong. Poor and developing countries, particularly least developed countries, will be among those most adversely affected and least able to cope with the anticipated shocks to their social, economic and natural systems.
Renewable energy is one of the most effective tools we have in the fight against climate change, and there is every reason to believe it will succeed. Wind and solar energy have experienced remarkable growth and huge cost improvements over the past decade with no signs of slowing down. The shift to renewable sources, however, needs to happen faster, not just in power generation but in heating, buildings and transport, to check the rise in global temperatures. Renewables could supply four-fifths of the world’s electricity by 2050, massively cutting carbon emissions and helping to mitigate climate change. But solar and wind power have to be fully integrated, with sustainable bioenergy providing another key part of the mix.
The enormity of global warming can be daunting and dispiriting. What can one person, or even one nation, do on their own to slow and reverse climate change? For many of communities, climate change is a fight for life itself. And for many countries around the world, including the Europe,, America, Asia climate change is having more and more of a negative impact on people. As a country with the wealth and power to really tackle climate change, it’s never been more important to demand that our leaders act.
- Hydrogen Fuel Cells
- Concrete by Carbicrete
- Animal-based foods
- Plant-based foods
- Traffic Monitoring
- Air Quality Monitoring
- Contactless Technology
- Smart Cameras
- Advanced Artificial Intelligence
- Smart Transportation
- 5G Network
- Reusable Products
- Recycling Industry
If a country or an organization wants to strive for a net zero path, they must achieve science-based reduction targets and remove unabated emissions. Do share work to make outcomes, products or services climate neutral. What different energy supply options do we have? and How do we choose the energy mix for a sustainable future?, would be the main aim of this session. The journey to net zero will be equal parts a revolution in our technology, as well as a revolution in our mindsets.
What have global leaders done on climate change in past and will be done in future? So far, climate experts have told the BBC that progress in 2022 has been slow – with governments around the world distracted by global energy and financial crises. Progress on these pledges could provide an indication of how likely nations are to succeed in achieving what has been promised. The task now is to design a series of creative options that people around the world can use to decide how best to protect themselves and their communities.More leadership and direction from national governments and people in all areas of society is urgently needed. The world has entered a climate emergency, which demands that we increase action to address climate change at all levels as quickly as possible
We cannot afford to wait to act against the threat of climate change. We must work together to protect our planet and people and ensure a greener, more resilient future for us all. This session will hvae presentations about how people from all over the world are already doing their bit on climate change, from the engineers working on the offshore wind farms now powering our homes and businesses, to local initiatives encouraging children and parents to walk to school. Industry leaders, scientists, activists, and policymakers alike have been motivated by these talks, so we invited them to share the impact they have made on their works.
One of the most important challenges our global civilization faces in the coming years is to prevent the planet’s temperature from exceeding the pre-industrial values of 2°C and limiting it, at most, to 1.5°C. Impacts of a 1.1-degree increase are here today in the increased frequency and magnitude of extreme weather events from heatwaves, droughts, flooding, winter storms, hurricanes and wildfires. We work in some of the most climate-vulnerable settings in the world, responding to many of the world’s most urgent crises – conflict, natural disasters, disease outbreaks, and displacement. A Climate Emergency is a resolution for immediate and urgent action to reverse global warming.
Climate change is one of the greatest global challenges the world has ever faced. How effectively businesses, governments and communities work together to meet established international commitments will determine the future of our planet. Even as new crises demand global attention, working on climate change solutions must be accelerated: the risks of doing nothing far outweigh the risks of acting. The need for action at scale to address the climate crisis is more urgent than ever. Climate change is already impacting our health and resulting in a rise in chronic conditions such as heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and respiratory illnesses.
This session concerns the issues of law and policy that are involved in the regulation of climate change. Most of the course concerns U.S. law but a consiberable amount of international law is studied as well. It begins with an overview of the causes and effects of global climate change and the methods available to control and adopt to it. We will evaluate the various legal tools that are available to address climate change, including cap-and-trade schemes; carbon taxation; command-and-control regulation; litigation; information disclosure; and voluntary action. Implications for international human rights, energy security, economic competitiveness, federalism, environmental justice, and international and intergenerational equity will be discussed. We ensure climate actions go further than the “do no harm” approach and are anchored to sustainable development goals to actually “do good”.
The conversation about climate change needs to shift from simply reducing carbon emissions to ensuring that developing nations can take part in a diversified green economy. Fossil fuel subsidies are a major obstacle to our climate and sustainable development goals because they encourage investment in pollution and discourage renewable energy. Moving away from subsidies is a critical step to show the true cost of using fossil fuels, to both society and the environment. But reform doesn’t come without risk. Reforming fossil fuel subsidies is imperative. Those vast sums of money must and should be used, not to continue to dig our own graves, but for the good of all humankind.
Climate finance plays a critical role in supporting developing countries to address climate change. During the last decade, we have seen that developed countries remained committed to delivering on the US$100 billion goal. It shows what has happened so far and which concrete steps are now necessary to reach the joint climate finance target. The urgency of the climate crisis means climate finance needs to better respond to the challenges now faced.
We need a global commitment to put half of all global climate finance towards adaptation in the future. Public and private finance for adaptation must be stepped up urgently, along with faster implementation. Supporting adaptation and resilience to major climate impacts like the catastrophic floods and preparing countries for a low-carbon, climate resilient and sustainable future. Staying ahead of climate risks may be a challenge, and a focus on anticipating and managing climate risks is a critical part of the solution. The world is scrambling to stabilize and reduce greenhouse gas emissions—known as climate mitigation.
Human-induced climate change is causing dangerous and widespread disruption in nature and affecting the lives of billions of people around the world, despite efforts to reduce the risks. The world faces unavoidable multiple climate hazards over the next two decades with global warming of 1.5°C (2.7°F). The final agreement (at COP27) highlights that US$4 to $6 trillion a year needs to be invested in renewable energy until 2030 – including investments in technology and infrastructure – to allow us to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. What new deals and announcements have been made by different countries, organizations, and companies to overcome the effects of climate change?