The past few weeks have been a great example of what people should do to stop climate change. Several laws and measurements have been established in order to save the planet and to take action in dealing with the climate problem.
The measures that have been adopted or are going to be adopted in the future are impressive for only one month of action. Many people think that if states officials would have started this earlier the situation would have been different.
The first one to take action was Canada. The states officials of Canada announced on October 4 that they will implement a carbon tax. This will start in 2018 with only $7.6 per ton and will rise to $38 by 2022. Of course, not everybody was happy and at peace with this decision and many people think that it is too much.
The Paris Agreement on climate change became official on the same day as the announcement made by Canada. This means that officials from every nation will gather in order to discuss and implement measurements to take care of the Earth. The goal of this meeting is to limit the rise in temperature under 2 degrees Celsius.
Aviation emissions were put on the table too. The officials want to offset the aviation emissions and they will start the process in 2020. This means that airlines need to buy carbon offsets in order to compensate for the emissions made by planes.
Another deal that was made was about the HFCs. This is a very dangerous greenhouse gas that is used in air conditioners and refrigerators. This was one of the most important deals actually because if these gasses are phased out, they could prevent global warming with almost 1 degrees Celsius by the end of 2020.
This deals and measurements are going to make a difference in the problem of climate change and these 2 weeks have shown that there we have the power to stop climate change.
Despite the fact that this is a progress, this is not enough and many other measurements need to be taken in the next few years in order to stop the global warming from getting worse.
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