The research report published by the UN panel IPCC yesterday shows an alarming future scenario, where the ongoing climate crisis includes a sea crisis. The risk is directly imminent for negative and unprecedented effects when the Arctic ice melts and the water level is raised.The most alarming thing about IPPC's sea report is how fast everything happens - but it's not too late to stop the development.
A positive factor is the reports showing that the young generation is creative and driven by increased entrepreneurship. It is important that this commitment is supported and spread across the generational boundaries.
The report from the IPCC was released two days after the extra-ordinary climate meeting in New York in which Greta Thunberg, together with some of the world's leaders, participated. What's new in the report is that it also shows the severe consequences that climate change will have on marine life. We have previously read about melted ice and elevated sea levels, but not what effect it has on marine ecosystems.
Naturally, we humans have different perceptions of our impact on the climate based on the knowledge and insight we have with us in life. The experience varies across the generational boundaries and also the incentive to change the development that is now described by the researchers' work and reports.
In all its clarity and simplicity in front of Greta Thunberg and many other people the message in different contexts that we must act now - because it is at this very moment that we have the opportunity to influence the future for ourselves, but especially for future generations.
We only get a chance to listen to the researchers, try to understand, communicate and act together. Or can we afford to relinquish and chance?
According to Ulf Molau, professor of ecology at the University of Gothenburg and one of 106 co-authors of the IPCC report, the fact is that things are now progressing faster.
“- I have been involved in the UN climate work for 20 years, and the sea level is rising faster than we previously thought. It is alarming ”.
The fact that the sea level is rising faster than the researchers have previously seen is due to two factors, hot water taking up more space and the glaciers melting at a previously unforeseen rate.
- The glaciers melt faster because the average temperature is higher.
It's very simple, according to Ulf Molau.
The melting ice and glaciers, as well as the elevated water level and temperature, can have highly negative consequences for communities and ecosystems at high altitudes and for water-borne cities and regions. Around 680 million people, ten percent of the world's population, live in such areas today.
According to the report, the average seawater level can be increased by 15 millimeters per year if global warming is not stopped and if emissions continue at the same rate as today, it may be even faster. The risk of forest fires in tundra areas will also increase as a result of the increased global mean temperature.
The effect of global warming on the permafrost is clear. For example, the "seed vault" is no longer protected by the permafrost at the same time as rainwater is entering the building.
The global seed vault in Svalbard has been compared to Fort Knox more than once. The seed vault is 130 miles from the North Pole, guarding a content more valuable to humanity than any gold reserve.
- Here lies the key to our ability to ensure in the future that the world's growing population has food to eat, says Lise Lykke Steffensen, Director, NordGen.
Today, Swedish news reports that a work to restore permafrost around the Seed vault will begin. With the help of electricity, an artificial permafrost is created. Local permafrost can be recreated but not glaciers, because we would need a new ice age.
While the scientists have now given us a clear message that our human civilization is in danger of collapse if we do not reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, there are signals that today's generation of young people increasingly see a future as entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs.
Combined with a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, replanting of trees in the forest that is currently being decomposed and burned, development can be affected. The positive is that it is not too late yet but we need more inspired people who dare to stand up and show the way. We need more entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs around the world who are involved in building for future generations.
The time has come for a global climate dialogue across national and generational boundaries based on new thinking - a paradigm for the future based on sustainability perspectives and entrepreneurship.
Source: Sprinkle Daily