The world at large is all set to go ahead and sign pledges of global climate treaty in Paris over the coming year but none can ignore the fact that 2014 was the hottest year on record and if the aforementioned pledges are not fulfilled or the world leaders do not cut their carbon emissions by a significant amount then the world would indeed be moving towards an abyss and we would suffer catastrophic effects as well.
Although the entire world would be affected if they remained silent over the issue of Global Warming yet it is highly likely that the most affected due to this issue would be the poor countries. These places would be the first to see impacts of Global Warming. Low-lying states such as the Marshall Islands of the South Pacific would drown because of the rising level of water in the seas and the Kiribati Island also located in the South Pacific has already started preparing for a full scale evacuation of its citizens due to the effects of Global Warming.
Researchers have also warned that a hotter world would have severe effects on the Global Agricultural yield.
Scientists have said that in order to save the world, we would have to leave almost 85% of the world’s recoverable fossil fuel reserves in the ground. If we don’t do that than a temperature rise of 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit as compared to the pre-industrial era temperatures would be inevitable. And these figures could severely affect the climatic make up of our world. Severe storms would be much more common due to these.
People have started to notice these climate changes and have showed that they want to curb the global greenhouse gas emissions as well by a number of activities ahead of the Lima Climate talks.
These events have shown that public concern over climate change is far more serious then global leaders as was evident during the Lima climate talks. Although U.S. and China have both agreed to severely cut carbon emissions by 2030 during the talks yet the negotiations were largely stalled over questions of responsibility for Global Warming. Due to these facts it is becoming increasingly clear that in 2015 saving the world will depend on the people.