Net Zero by 2050: Is It Too Far For Us To Reach?

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When we are speaking about climate crisis, for a moment, let's think of our dear Earth as a child who is a little too warm. Close by there are doctors and they are arguing. They concur that the child is getting warmer, but not as to the cause, rather they focus solely if her temperature is increasing faster or slower. One says the hospitals air conditioner will make the hospital cooler anyway, so there is no need to do anything. Most agree on a particular cause, yet not everyone. Either way, the child keeps getting warmer. One doctor says that because the child is getting hotter less quickly, that she is "cooling". On the other hand, another doctor points out that she is still getting warmer and if she gets much warmer it could be lethal. And like that they argue as to the cause of the warmth. But still, the child just keeps getting warmer. The parents are alarmed, "Give us the best ways to bring her temperature down!"

In this day and age, I don't think there’s any greater challenge facing our mother Earth than this climate crisis. And the penmanship on the walls is that in order to avoid its worst effects, we need to do everything we can to achieve the goal of, 'Net-Zero Carbon Emissions By 2050.'

While this increasingly popular goal might sound ambitious and sensible, young activists, including Greta Thunberg, have titled it as, “Giving up”.

Day by day, we are slowly pressing the crucial moments of our international efforts to tackle the climate crisis, wich is quite the great challange in our time. While the number of countries that have pledged to reach zero net emissions continues to grow, but so does the global greenhouse gas emissions. This gap between rhetoric and action must be closed to reach net zero by 2050 and gain a fighting opportunity to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 ° C.

Now dear readers, what do you think about this goal? Is it something practical, or are we just reaching out to the stars too far from our reach. Please leave your thoughts in the comment section down below.

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  • British Council.jpg affectionate_reflection | Futures Hurghada Language School | Egypt
    14 Sep 2021

    I think that reaching this goal isn't easy, but can be achieved by the help of everyone, as humans are the main reason for the climate change and global warming crisis then we should fix our mistakes, pollution produced by humans is the main reason for global warming, if we try getting everyone's attention to that point and try to decrease the pollution on Earth instead of increasing the amount of factories that emit carbon dioxide and burning of fossil fuels, we can start using renewable energy sources and electric cars instead of cars that pollutes the air and ships that pollutes the water by getting rid of fuel in oceans and seas, by decreasing the pollution we might be able to decrease the global warming and we could have less storms, forest fires, flood, draught and save some of the endangered species on Earth we could be able to enjoy our life on our amazing planet

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  • British Council.jpg inspired_artist | Barishal Cadet College | Bangladesh
    15 Sep 2021

    Carbon emission should be eradicated but what's your alternative to green house gases! We are not yet capable to utilize Solar energy and other renewable energy resources to fullfil the need of our day to day uses! I think beside raising awareness against use of CO2 we should put more effort to utilize the most out of renewable energy then and only then we will be able to fullfil our goal of 0% CO2 and save our mother earth.

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    1. British Council.jpg affectionate_reflection | Futures Hurghada Language School | Egypt
      inspired_artist's comment 15 Sep 2021

      That's a good point, However I think that reaching this goal isn't easy, but can be achieved by the help of everyone, as humans are the main reason for the climate change and global warming crisis then we should fix our mistakes, pollution produced by humans is the main reason for global warming, if we try getting everyone's attention to that point and try to decrease the pollution on Earth instead of increasing the amount of factories that emit carbon dioxide and burning of fossil fuels, we can start using renewable energy sources and electric cars instead of cars that pollutes the air and ships that pollutes the water by getting rid of fuel in oceans and seas, by decreasing the pollution we might be able to decrease the global warming and we could have less storms, forest fires, flood, draught and save some of the endangered species on Earth we could be able to enjoy our life on our amazing planet Mother Earth

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    2. British Council.jpg caring_cloud | Barishal Cadet College | Bangladesh
      inspired_artist's comment 15 Sep 2021

      Well, there are some persistent myths that 100% renewable systems are not possible, but recent studies suggest otherwise. While facing these myths, The researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Delft University of Technology and Aalborg University have analysed hundreds of studies from across the scientific literature to find answers to these issues. And in the end, they were able to demonstrate that there are no roadblocks on the way to a 100% renewable future. Furthermore, these solutions are absolutely affordable, especially given the sinking costs of wind and solar power.

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  • British Council.jpg affectionate_reflection | Futures Hurghada Language School | Egypt
    15 Sep 2021

    I think that reaching this goal isn't easy, but can be achieved by the help of everyone, as humans are the main reason for the climate change and global warming crisis then we should fix our mistakes, pollution produced by humans is the main reason for global warming, if we try getting everyone's attention to that point and try to decrease the pollution on Earth instead of increasing the amount of factories that emit carbon dioxide and burning of fossil fuels, we can start using renewable energy sources and electric cars instead of cars that pollutes the air and ships that pollutes the water by getting rid of fuel in oceans and seas, by decreasing the pollution we might be able to decrease the global warming and we could have less storms, forest fires, flood, draught and save some of the endangered species on Earth we could be able to enjoy our life on our amazing planet

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  • British Council.jpg remarkable_moon | Futures Hurghada Language School | Egypt
    15 Sep 2021

    I think that it's not a far away goal. If more people get involved and thought together about way to reach the NetZero level of carbon emissions this goal can be reached on time. We can start a campaign to plant trees instead of those burnt in the forests fires due to high temperature caused by the global warming that would help alot . Plus we can also ensure that people in charge of industry in all countries bare the responsibility with us to make sure they reduce the harmful gases emitted in industry process that would also be of great effect and we can hopefully reach our goal on time.

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  • British Council.jpg affectionate_reflection | Futures Hurghada Language School | Egypt
    19 Sep 2021

    I think that reaching this goal isn't easy, but can be achieved by the help of everyone, as humans are the main reason for the climate change and global warming crisis then we should fix our mistakes, pollution produced by humans is the main reason for global warming, if we try getting everyone's attention to that point and try to decrease the pollution on Earth instead of increasing the amount of factories that emit carbon dioxide and burning of fossil fuels, we can start using renewable energy sources and electric cars instead of cars that pollutes the air and ships that pollutes the water by getting rid of fuel in oceans and seas, by decreasing the pollution we might be able to decrease the global warming and we could have less storms, forest fires, flood, draught and save some of the endangered species on Earth we could be able to enjoy our life on our amazing planet

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