Posted in: 07/27/2023
On July 22, Christ the Redeemer, in Rio de Janeiro, received the projection of the Climate Clock – which marks the period of less than six years for it to still be possible to curb the impacts of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions , according to data from the Mercator Institute for Research in Global Commons and Climate Change, in Germany.
The initiative was created by an international group of environmental activists and scientists, with the aim of making society aware of the time that remains for the development of actions and measures that maintain the average increase in terrestrial temperature at levels that are minimally safe for the survival of the planet. and of humanity.
The clock marks the deadline of less than six years for it to still be possible to curb the impacts of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to data from the Mercator Institute for Research in Global Commons and Climate Change, from Germany.
And to support solutions that can contain the effects of climate change, the projection also showed possible alternatives, such as limiting global warming to 1.5ºC, investing in basic sanitation and electric transport, in addition to zeroing deforestation rates .
The Institute points out, however, that the calculated period may decrease if global emissions continue to grow. Furthermore, when the Climate Clock goes to zero, it will mean that the entire carbon budget will be exhausted and the climate impacts will be devastating across the world.
It is worth remembering that Brazil is the fourth largest emitter of greenhouse gases , according to the CarbonBrief website , due to CO2 emissions caused by deforestation, reaching 96.9 gigatonnes between the years 1850 and 2021.
The projection of the Climate Clock in Rio de Janeiro – which has already taken place in other major cities, such as London, Beijing, Rome, Seoul and Tokyo – was also an action to mark the Climate Emergency Day, July 22nd . The date was created by environmental activists and aims to alert everyone about the importance of combating the climate crisis .
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