02 Dec '12, 3pm

Massive #Carbon Cuts Needed by 2050 to Avoid #Environmental #Disaster #conservation #earth

Massive #Carbon Cuts Needed by 2050 to Avoid #Environmental #Disaster #conservation #earth

A report released by PWC, which examines the progress of different countries in reducing their carbon footprint, shows that the world will have to reduce its carbon emission by 2050 to prevent global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees this century. The annual Low Carbon Economy Index report by PwC examines the progress made by developed and emerging economies in reducing their emissions per unit of gross domestic product. The basic fact is this: Since the pre-industrial times, global temperatures have risen by 0.8 degrees Celsius. In order to prevent the dangerous and potentially devastating impacts of climate change, 200-some nations agreed in the 2010 United Nations climate talks to take measures that would limit the rise to below 2 degrees C (3.6° Fahrenheit). The study found that in order to meet this goal, carbon intensity must be cut by over 5 percent a yea...

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