The biggest threat the world has been facing over the past few decades is Global warming. The deforestation, emission of poisonous gases from factories, vehicles were cited as the main reasons for the increase in global warming.
Apart from these, it was found that Methane and Nitrous oxides are produced in large quantities by livestock. Experts have been advising to reduce the consumption of meat and dairy products to control the global warming.
But, the recent studies from Harvard academic reveal that despite all the people on Earth turns vegetarians, it’s not possible reach the climate change targets set by the Paris agreement.
WHAT IS THE PARIS AGREEMENT?
The Paris Agreement, which was first signed in 2015, is an international agreement to control and limit climate change.
It hopes to hold the increase in the global average temperature to below 2°C (3.6ºF) ‘and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C (2.7°F)’.
It seems the more ambitious goal of restricting global warming to 1.5°C (2.7°F) may be more important than ever, according to previous research which claims 25 per cent of the world could see a significant increase in drier conditions.
In June 2017, President Trump announced his intention for the US, the second largest producer of greenhouse gases in the world, to withdraw from the agreement.
The Paris Agreement on Climate Change has four main goals with regards to reducing emissions:
1) A long-term goal of keeping the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels
2) To aim to limit the increase to 1.5°C, since this would significantly reduce risks and the impacts of climate change
3) Goverments agreed on the need for global emissions to peak as soon as possible, recognising that this will take longer for developing countries
4) To undertake rapid reductions thereafter in accordance with the best available science.