Here’s A Method That Is Helping Climate Change

Everyone who’s anyone in the international community — whether they believe global warming is the greatest threat humanity will face in the next 50 years or they believe the greenhouse effect is a hoax — has been discussing climate change.

Everyone, that is, except President Donald Trump.

Trump recently bowed out of the Paris Climate Agreement. However, the president did take the time to mention that the United States will continue to be an environmentally friendly nation.

The Technology to Save Us Exists

Countries around the world share climate change solutions that can have a dramatic impact on the reduction of emissions.

In the U.S., technologies have been created that reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 60 percent and reduce diesel fuel consumption by, in some cases, more than 30 percent.

And while technologies like the Rentar Fuel Catalyst may be able to do more than other technologies to reduce diesel fuel greenhouse gas emissions, emissions reduction devices certainly aren’t the only technology that can help keep the atmosphere close to pre-industrial temperatures.

Aims of the Paris Agreement

According to the Paris Agreement official website, “The Paris Agreement’s central aim is to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Additionally, the agreement aims to strengthen the ability of countries to deal with the impacts of climate change.”

Equally as important as these objectives is the fact that the Paris Agreement is an agreement between nations that “requires all Parties to put forward their best efforts through ‘nationally determined contributions’ (NDCs) and to strengthen these efforts in the years ahead.”

The dynamic of the Paris Agreement is the fact that to take part in the agreement, the United States, along with the rest of the signatory countries, would have to report regularly on its emissions and implementation efforts.

The Decision to Bail on Paris Agreement

The numbers are staggering. Forty billion tons of carbon dioxide are spewed into the atmosphere each year. According to John D. Sutter of CNN:

“If the United States bails on the Paris Agreement on climate change, as CNN is reporting, the results could be catastrophic both for this country and the planet. It would be a middle finger to the future. The worst part: There is absolutely no reason for it. Aside, perhaps, from bravado and arrogance.”

China Teams Up With California for Emissions Solutions

Even China, a notoriously stubborn country when it comes to implementing climate change policy and who also got the better of the deal between China and the United States, is participating in the Paris Agreement. What’s more, China and California — the biggest polluter in the United States — have teamed up to take steps in the right direction.

“China’s President Xi Jinping engaged on Tuesday in a discussion with an American official about how the U.S. and China could work together on fighting climate change and developing green technology. But it wasn’t President Donald Trump who met with Xi in the Great Hall … The American envoy … was California Gov. Jerry Brown,” reported the Huffington Post.

“While the president may be AWOL in the battle against the climate, we’re not,” Brown told reporters following the meeting.

One thing is clear, if the president isn’t going to lead the charge into the world’s future by way of the Paris Agreement, it will take people like Brown to save us from the emissions we generate by ensuring the existing technology we have to do so is put to good use.

 

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