For several decades scientists, activist, politicians and educators have been warning of the dangers caused by global warming. Until recently this issue wasn't taken seriously and was beyond most peoples realm of concern. However as reports of rising sea levels, rapidly degrading air quality and an exponential increase in natural disasters continue to increase the world is finally taking notice. On November 4th 2016 the Paris Climate Agreement went into effect with the support of 195 countries. This is the worlds first comprehensive climate agreement and it's main goal is to hold the increase in the global average temperature to below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.
Why Is This So Important?
Our Mother Earth used to be a green planet but she is being destroyed and she needs all the help she can get to fight back. The vast majority of the scientific community has agreed that if we can't stem global warming to 2°C above pre-industrial levels that life as we know it will cease to exist within our lifetime, our blue planet will go under. Many reports state that we have between 6 - 20 years before global warming becomes irreversible but the general consensus is about 12 years. We have already lost countless species of wildlife to the ongoing climate change and see many more populations dwindle every day. Each year since 2008 an average of 24 million people are displaced by weather related disasters around the world.