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Rising temperatures ‘will mean Armageddon’, say greens. A five-degree rise in the earth’s temperature would lead to global chaos, environmental organization Zero warns. “It’s very dramatic if the world is five degrees warmer. It will be Armageddon. The current financial crisis will only appear as a small bump in the road compared to the social and economic crisis that will arise”, leader Marius Holm told NRK. He does not believe people understand the problems that will occur. He says these include hunger, war and social unrest.

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Rising temperatures ‘will mean Armageddon’, say greens

Published on Tuesday, 4th December, 2012 at 09:11 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last Updated on 4th December 2012 at 09:54.

A five-degree rise in the earth’s temperature would lead to global chaos, environmental organization Zero warns.

Earth, Western Hemisphere
Earth, Western Hemisphere
Photo: NASA/Wikimedia Commons


“It’s very dramatic if the world is five degrees warmer. It will be Armageddon. The current financial crisis will only appear as a small bump in the road compared to the social and economic crisis that will arise”, leader Marius Holm told NRK.

He does not believe people understand the problems that will occur. He says these include hunger, war and social unrest.

Norway’s Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO) recent study, released Sunday, shows last year’s CO2 emissions were 54 percent higher than in 1990. 

The earth’s temperature would increase by five degrees by 2100 if the trend continued. 

As the UN’s climate summit 2012 (COP18/CMP 8) in Doha, Qatar, comes to an end this week, environmental ministers at the are looking for a way to reduce CO2 emissions for when the Kyoto Protocol comes to an end next year.

The protocol commits countries to reduce their emissions. Nevertheless, only the EU, Norway, Switzerland and Australia have agreed to an extension of Kyoto when it finishes.

“Unfortunately, no one thinks we will get an agreement in Doha that really solves this problem, because it takes a lot for 190 countries with conflicting interests to agree on a comprehensive climate change agreement that works”, stated Marius Holm.



Published on Tuesday, 4th December, 2012 at 09:11 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last updated on 4th December 2012 at 09:54.

This post has the following tags: climatechange, earth, greenhousegases, co2.





  
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