We must reduce our CO2 emissions by 50% by 2050


In order not to exceed 2 ° C increase in temperature of the Earth, it is necessary to reduce 50% of CO2 emissions. Two separate studies conducted by the United Kingdom and Germany reached the same conclusion: we must not draw more than a quarter of our reserves of fossil fuels by 2050.

According to an article published by Nature, if we do not significantly reduce our consumption of fossil fuel now, the limit was set at 2 ° C warming will be reached in 2020 and therefore expired in 40 years.

A study shows that we have already issued a third of CO2 quota is allocated for 2050. The German and British scientists are also clear qu'alarmistes: 1000 billion tonnes of CO2, the figure is not to be exceeded to meet the target. It corresponds to a quarter of fossil fuel reserves on earth.

To limit the risk of exceeding 2 ° C warming, these scientists argue that we must reduce our emissions by 50% by 2050.

"If we continue to burn fossil fuels at the current rate, the carbon budget will be exceeded in just 20 years, and global warming will be much higher than 2 degrees. Our only chance to avoid a major warming is to abandon fossil fuels quickly. We must not forget that a warming of more than 2 degrees would lead us far beyond the natural variations in temperature that our planet has suffered since the man is, "concludes Dr. Meinshausen.

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