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What is ZERO EMISSION WORLD?

Make no mistake, climate change is the biggest threat we have ever faced. If we continue to emit greenhouse gases at the current rate, our planet will be beyond salvation in less than a decade.1 We need to act fast, and we need to act now, but what can we do? ZERO EMISSION WORLD is an all-encompassing graphical solution to climate change that demonstrates how human-made emissions can be reduced to zero by the year 2050. This includes explaining how we can dramatically reduce the amount of energy our buildings, vehicles, and factories consume while also demonstrating how we can power our remaining energy demand using only renewable technologies. Before we get started though, we first need to understand what climate change is, and why we need to put a stop to it.

The World in 2100

If our carbon dioxide emissions continue to increase at the current rate, atmospheric concentrations will be the highest they have been in more than thirty million years.2 The question is, what effect will this have on our planet? Let’s find out what scientists think our planet will look like.

Understanding Energy

Within ZERO EMISSION WORLD, we do our best to keep the technical terms to a minimum. Unfortunately, when it comes to energy, some technical terms are just unavoidable. As such, to ensure you always know what we are talking about, we suggest that you learn the definitions for the technical terms we use in the book by reading the following article.

Fossil Fuelled Planet

Before we understand how to stop our carbon emissions, we must first understand why we create so much of them. To do this, we explain why we need energy, the benefits it brings, and where it all comes from. We also explain the benefits and disadvantages of our current energy sources, and if there is any way of catching the carbon dioxide these energy sources emit before the carbon dioxide enters our atmosphere.

The Renewable Solution

So what is the way forward? Well, where fossil fuels are concerned, there does not appear to be one. All methods of removing carbon dioxide from fossil fuel emissions are both expensive and hard to implement. A global switch to nuclear is not viable because we simply don’t have enough uranium. Finally, thorium is not an option because we still need to undertake at least a decade of research and development and, even then, it may not prove to be a cost-effective source of energy. All of this means that if we want to stop climate change, we need to start looking at other options…

Future Buildings

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    What If We Stop All Our Emissions Today?

    Imagine that we stop all human-made greenhouse gas emissions today. Would this put a stop to climate change and reverse the damage that has already been done or would climate change still happen anyway?

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    Captain! We Need to Abandon the Ship!

    Our planet could look very different come 2100. Even assuming we stop all human-made emissions by 2060, temperatures will likely rise by more than 4°C and sea-levels by 1.5 metres. This will lead to billions losing their lives.

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    How Different Will the World Be in the 2090s?

    Even if we switch to renewables by 2060, the last ten years of the 21st century will likely witness average global temperatures rising by some 4.1°C, peak temperatures rising by 14°C and occurrences of El Niño and La Niña doubling.

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    Looking at Climate Change in the 2080s

    Stopping human-made greenhouse gas emissions by 2060 will not prevent climate. In fact, by the 2080s, it will likely have resulted in the equivalent of half the world's cropland being destroyed as well as sea levels rising by nearly one metre.

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    The Impact of Climate Change Come the 2070s

    Even if our greenhouse gas emissions stop come 2060, the 2070s will likely see average global temperatures rise by some 3.5°C, giant bushfires devastate Australia and much of the Amazon being destroyed by forest fires.

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    What Will the World Look Like in the 2060s?

    If our emissions continue to increase at the current rate, the 2060s will see most of the much of the tropical ocean becoming toxic to marine life, entire cities being abandoned and much of the world's water supplies drying up.

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    How Different Will the World Be in the 2050s?

    By the middle of the century, our increasing emissions will likely result in Africa being abandoned, torrential rail flooding much of China, one-third of all species going extinct and our vegetation releasing more carbon dioxide than it absorbs.

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    Looking at Climate Change in the 2040s

    Should our emissions continue to increase at the current rate, forest fires are likely to batter much of Europe while rising sea-levels and raging storms are likely to decimate many of the world's most famous cities.

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    The Effects of Climate Change in the 2030s

    Our increasing demand for fossil fuel is likely to tip Greenland's ice sheets into runaway melting, result in entire nations being washed away and cause over two-hundred million people to lose their life before the conclusion of the 2030s.

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ZERO EMISSION WORLD is a huge undertaking, and it simply would not be possible without the support of people like yourself. To help us complete ZERO EMISSION WORLD, please donate what you can using the form below. Your donation will help complete the research required to finalise the book, fund the equipment needed to undertake the research, market the ideas contained within the book and aid us with the printing costs. Your donation will also help fund our travels to schools, colleges, businesses and universities, where we will inform students not only of the damage climate change will bring, but about how this damage can be prevented. Finally, your donations will help us create exhibitions and events related to ZERO EMISSION WORLD that explain about both climate change and how it can be stopped.

Article Endnotes

  1. European Wind Energy Association – ‘Wind Energy’s Frequently Asked Questions’ – www.ewea.org.
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