Studies have shown that mankind has been significantly contributing to global warming since the 18th century.
Scientists have found that the rise in sea levels cannot be stopped, even if all the conditions of the Paris Agreement are met. The climate agreement intended to reduce mankind’s carbon footprint is not sufficient any linger to stop global warming. Such was the conclusion reached by researchers at the US National Academy of Sciences.
The Paris Agreement was supposed to give a boost to the implementation of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. In particular, international agreements were aimed at maintaining the growth of average temperature on the planet within 2 or preferably 1.5 ° C by the end of the 21st century.
It should be noted that warming by as little as 2°C can completely free the Arctic Ocean from its ice cover. Moreover, all coral reefs will disappear, and the sea level will rise by 35 cm.
Researchers have found that human economic activities have long contributed to global warming. For example, carbon pollution in the 18th century resulted in one-meter increase in the sea level.
In today’s world, the largest contributors to the rising see levels are the United States, China, India, Russia and the European Union.
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