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Opinion of Alfredo Rocha, Researcher at the Department of Physics and CESAM - The Science of Climate Change - The Conference of Paris ... and then?

Opinion of Alfredo Rocha, Researcher at the Department of Physics and CESAM - The Science of Climate Change - The Conference of Paris ... and then?

10/12/2015

Alfredo Rocha, Climatology expert at the University of Aveiro, explains what is at stake at the Conference on the United Nations Climate Change, taking place in Paris, and leaves a certainty, "the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gas effect will increase during coming decades and climate changes will be felt over a longer period". The damage is done but our immediate action could mitigate the trend.

The Climate Change Conference of the United Nations 2015 (cop21) runs between November 30 and December 11, 2015 in Paris. The main objective of this conference is to reach an international agreement on reducing emissions of greenhouse gases to be implemented by 2020 in order to limit to + 2°C the increase in average global temperature at the earth's surface in 2100 relative to its value in the pre-industrial era. This limit is a value above which irreversible changes occur in the environment and a larger and longer dependence on mitigation technologies such as bioenergy and the capture / storage of carbon.

More details in: http://uaonline.ua.pt/pub/detail.asp?c=44788&lg=pt

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