A new study has found that it’s not only the poor or developing countries but also the rich developed ones that aren’t safe from the brunt of climate change that is gradually pushing humanity into the danger zone.
The study, conducted by the researchers at Stockholm University, detected four ecosystems where the mankind has been found to have crossed the boundary and has interrupted the environmental stability.
The activities of humans may transform the Earth into a much less hospitable place to live in and this is not only for the impecunious countries who will have to pay the price for the climatic degradation, but the wealthy nations also, according to lead study author Will Steffen.
Observing the threat of the climate change and the unabated rise in global warming, the envoys of nearly 190 countries will be meeting in Geneva next month to chalk out strategy for a sustainable model for protecting the climate.
According to the climate and environmental experts, the policy makers urgently require to keep the levels of global warming to two degrees Celsius by the end of the century.
It would be important to note that the emissions of fossil fuels are currently at record levels and ironically, no global agreements are in place to lower them.
In the new study, the researchers argued that the condition is so worrisome that even the proposed level of decrease in emissions isn’t enough and the global warming should be lowered below 1.5 degrees.
One of the study co-authors said that two degrees must be seen as a “minimum global climate target.”
The United Nations talks will commence this year and will be mainly focused on bringing a global agreement on climate that can be signed in Paris this December.
The study’s findings, which will be presented at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, were published online in the journal Science.