The 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, abbreviated COP25, came to an end on Sunday, December 15, 2019.
The following article by Kiley Price presents a great summary of where the chips fell, during the conference. It’s not all good news, but there is still hope and a chance that the world could do something (as Kiley eloquently remarks) before the window closes completely.
I’m a big fan of hope and possibility, but at some point when the matchstick fully burns to the end of the wood, there is no way that match will light again.
I’ll list, just a couple bullets from Kiely’s article that resonate with me and then I encourage you to give it a read.
- Society is on track to a 3-4 Celsius temperature rise by 2100.
- Our global emissions curve needs to decline in 2020.
- We really only have 10 years to prove we can solve this.
Find Kiley Price’s full article here:
UN climate talks: ‘The window of opportunity is open, but barely’
Climate change is everyone’s responsibility. Our scientists, energy producers, product manufacturers, farmers … the list goes on and on with each and everyone using resources to live and survive. As individuals we can each make an effort and no matter how small or insignificant it seems, the power is in the numbers.
Conservation International also has a great read and video on how each of us can take action to make a difference. Check out 2020: THE YEAR OF CLIMATE ACTION and see what steps you can take next year to help cool down the planet.
Let’s blow that match out before it is too late.