When it comes to the health of Earth, global warming or climate change play a vital role in maintaining it. However, the news over the course of the last several years has been bleak, at best, and that has led to a lot of worrying. Questions about the Earth’s atmosphere, melting of glacial ice, rising seas, and so much more have plagued the news and given people a generally grim outlook on the Earth’s health.
The positive news comes as a new report reveals that there is a good chance that China’s greenhouse gas emissions will peak sooner than previously thought. President Xi Jinping, of China, had set staunch regulation guidelines on what would be acceptable in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, and these latest reports suggest that by 2025 the emissions could peak. Interestingly, this is at least 5 years sooner than what officials and experts had previously thought.
The report came from the London School of Economics, and indicated that positive change might be coming sooner than what officials had previously thought or foretasted. This would be a significant win for climate experts, as well as the Earth. The news though is good because this offers the first true instance of things look up for Earth, instead of looking down, and that’s what has climate experts so happy and excited.
Fergus Green and Nicholas Stern, who were a part of the research and study, pointed out that, “They could peak even earlier than that.” The report said specifically that, the goal will be to reach that peak “around 2030, with the intention to try to peak early.” If China were able to do this, given their role in the global greenhouse gas emissions, it could potentially save the Earth a lot of trouble, time, and concern.
The goal is limiting the global temperature, to just a little more than 2 degrees above pre-industrial averages. Which would be a massive benefit to Earth. Climate change experts have warned for decades now that we’re heading in the wrong direction when it comes to our Earth and the damage that’s being done thanks to the work of humans. However, Earth finally has some good news to soak in, instead of the grim, dark news that has plagued the world as a whole.