A pair of climate scientists from Concordia University has inferred that despite the actions to prevent greenhouse gas emissions by many nations, the objective of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by the middle of this century will not be attained. In the paper published in the journal Science, H. Damon Matthews and Seth Wynes studied the current global climate system and correlated it to actions to curtail CO2 emissions.
Scientists worldwide are intertwined in their assumption that greenhouse gas emissions, mainly carbon dioxide, are steering to a warming planet. And because of the threats of such warming, people around the globe have been working toward curtailing these emissions. Previous research has implied that these emissions have already increased to 1.25 degrees Celsius. So governments worldwide have decided to set a goal of curtailing CO2 emissions within the next three decades to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. In their survey, the researchers discovered little to no proof that the goal would be fulfilled.
The pair of scientists found that with current situations, there is practically zero chance that the 1.5 degrees Celsius goal will be fulfilled. They report that “to meet that goal, emissions would have to fall by approximately 43% by 2030—instead, emissions levels are still rising. “They imply the primary obstacles to success are the scarcity of a proper global technological system and the political agenda to effect change. They infer that the world is just not seriously committed to attaining the 1.5 degrees Celsius goal.