Autor/es reacciones

Carolina Gabarró

Researcher at the Department of Physical and Technological Oceanography of the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC).

Science Media Centre Spain

It is very discouraging for me to see the failure to curb the use of fossil fuels (gas and oil), which are the main causes of CO2 emissions. The temperature in the Arctic has more than doubled the global temperature, causing the ice to melt rapidly, which has many ecological and climatic consequences. We are not aware that these changes in the Arctic affect us at all latitudes, not just there: sea level rises, heat waves, fires, changes in climate, etc. Crossing the 1.5°C threshold is very dangerous. There are several points of no return that we are about to cross.

It is sad to see how we are not able to join forces and plan 20-30 years ahead, because we are all going to suffer the consequences. Those who have to change most radically are the countries that have emitted the most in recent decades. In my opinion, we have to decrease as a society, reduce energy consumption and radically reduce CO2 emissions. Because what happens in the Arctic does not stay in the Arctic.

The author has not responded to our request to declare conflicts of interest