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Product Manager Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Offshore wind product manager with experience in R&D and production

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Today, global warming is around 1°C above pre-industrial levels. If this trend continues, we are going to hit 1,5°C in 2040. It is a rather short time, only 20 years, for an increase of 0,5°C. What took 40 years before, now takes half. The situation calls for "putting our foot down". We have already done it, the foot is down - on the paper at least. Article 2 of the 2016 Paris agreement states that further global warming should be held well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, preferably within the limit of 1,5°C. Why is 1,5°C set as a limit, and not any other?

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Matt Chester on Jun 25, 2020

We have already done it, the foot is down - on the paper at least. 

Hard to say the foot is really down when the U.S., responsible for so many of the world's emissions, pulls from the agreement and there are no real consequences for it

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Nikola Nesic on Jun 26, 2020

That is true, and politics do make everything relative. 

For some reason, we always tend to overdo stuff - we either expand our industry too fast, without giving much care to enviroment, or we start talking about 100% renewable energy. There has to be a middle ground that fits each country and a common goal.

It is definetly possible to be done, but the real problem is that it is not on the priority list of so many countries. And I mean - how it can be for some if the main issue for them stability or education or food scarcity? The whole issue has to be broken on the country level and followed, otherwise it is too fluffy.

And then again, some will choose not to cooperate without consequences. That is just how we are... It really has to be burn before we do anything serious about it.

Nikola

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Matt Chester on Jun 26, 2020

 And I mean - how it can be for some if the main issue for them stability or education or food scarcity? The whole issue has to be broken on the country level and followed, otherwise it is too fluffy.

Absolutely agree with this, which only further makes world leaders like the US shucking their responsibility all the more frustrating. Thanks for the great insights, Nikola

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Nikola Nesic on Jun 28, 2020

Sure, more articles to come. 

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