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1. Can Renewable Energy help stall the Climate Change

Burning of Fossil Fuels is causing damage to our environment as well as precipitating an irreversible climate change, the biggest ever study of the available science concluded in a report. The rising global temperatures poses a high risk of widespread harm, including floods, drought, extinction of species and ocean acidification, if the trend for increasing carbon emissions continues. “We must act quickly and decisively if we want to avoid increasingly disruptive outcomes.

We also observed that -

  • Green-house gases have pushed atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide to levels “unprecedented” in the past 800,000 years.
  • The global average sea level has risen by about 19 centimeters (7.5 inches) since 1901 and is likely to rise by 26 centimeters to 82 centimeters this century.
  • The global average temperature has risen by 0.85 of a degree Celsius since 1880, and the panel predicts a gain of 0.3 degrees to 4.8 degrees for this century.

“We need to get to zero emissions by the end of this century” to keep global warming below dangerous levels, Ottmar Edenhofer, chief economist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Institute, outside Berlin, and a co-author of the report, said in a telephone interview. “This requires a huge transformation, but it doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice economic growth.