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The Paris Climate Agreement Won`t Change the Climate

The Paris Climate Agreement Won`t Change the Climate

In 2015, the Paris Climate Agreement was signed by 196 countries with the aim of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The agreement was hailed as a significant step forward in the fight against climate change, but four years on, many are questioning whether it will have any real impact.

The short answer is no, the Paris Climate Agreement won`t change the climate. This is not to say that it is not an important agreement or that it is not worth pursuing. The agreement is a crucial step in the right direction, but it is just that – a step.

Firstly, the Paris Climate Agreement is not legally binding. This means that countries are not required to meet their emissions reduction targets, and there are no penalties for failing to do so. While most countries have set targets that are in line with the agreement, there is no guarantee that they will meet them.

Secondly, even if every country were to meet its emissions reduction targets, it would not be enough to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius. According to the United Nations Environment Programme, current pledges would only reduce global emissions by about a third of what is necessary to meet the 2-degree target. This means that more needs to be done, and quickly.

Lastly, the Paris Climate Agreement is limited in scope. While it is encouraging that so many countries have committed to reducing their emissions, the agreement does not address other important issues such as deforestation or the use of fossil fuels. These issues are significant contributors to climate change and need to be tackled if we are to have any chance of limiting global warming.

So, what can be done to change the climate? The answer is simple – we need to do more. Governments, businesses, and individuals need to work together to reduce emissions, invest in renewable energy, and change our behavior to be more sustainable. While the Paris Climate Agreement is an important step, it is just that – a step. We need to take more if we are going to have any chance of limiting global warming.

In conclusion, the Paris Climate Agreement won`t change the climate, but it is an important step in the right direction. It is up to all of us to do more if we are going to make a real impact. We can all make a difference by reducing our emissions, investing in renewable energy, and making sustainable choices in our daily lives. Together, we can change the climate – but it will take more than just one agreement.