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Odpoutání se od fosilních paliv

BERN – Ještě nikdy nebyla lepší příležitost pro osvobození se od fosilních paliv, než je teď. Teploty, co lámou rekordy, prudký pokles cen fosilních paliv, historické investice do obnovitelné energie a globální tlak ke splnění klimatických slibů, to vše se nyní setkává k vytvoření ideálních podmínek pro tento posun, co změní svět.

Nutnost změny už nemůže být naléhavější. Klimatická úmluva OSN, vytvořená minulý prosinec v Paříži, znovu potvrdila, že 2°C nad předprůmyslovou úroveň je horní hranice globálního oteplování, za kterou by již následky pro planetu byly katastrofické. Zahrnovala ale také sliby “snažit se“ o snížení oteplování na 1,5°C. S ohledem na poslední údaje vydané agenturou NASA by měl být tento spodní limit vnímán jako zcela nezbytný.

Nové údaje potvrzují, že rok 2015 byl nejteplejším zaznamenaným rokem a ukazují, že šňůra teplot lámajících rekordy pokračovala i během prvních dvou měsíců tohoto roku. Podle NASA byly teploty v únoru globálně o 1,35°C nad průměrem, který vychází z dat mezi léty 1951-1980.

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