A new online tool demonstrates that global temperature rises can be controlled along with improving living standards.
According to the global calculator project led by the UK s Department of Energy and Climate Change, rapid action is required to alter the technology and fuels used by people to make a greater use of land, food, energy and forestry.
This particular calculator also revealed that people can eat better, have a more comfortable standard of living and travel even more whilst cutting down carbon to prevent temperatures rising by more than 2C (the limit beyond which catastrophic outcomes are to be anticipated).
Actions are to be taken to cut down carbon emission from each units of electricity by at least 90% as well as expanding forests by 5 to 15%. These measures are the only way to develop the lives of the 10 billion people, the expected population by 2050.
Co-founded by EU climate initiative Climate-KIC, this calculator has been constructed by an alliance of a number of other organizations from the U.S., China, India and Europe and it targets to assist businesses and governments or any other stakeholders to review the options available for cutting emissions and alternatives for energy and land till the year 2050.
According to the Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey, for the first time everyone on Planet Earth can flourish while restricting global temperature rises to 2 C, averting the most serious impacts of climate change. The calculator is also clear about the fact that actions must be taken immediately if we are to improve the life here.
Mike Childs, head of policy at Friends of the Earth, a significant person in helping to test the tool has stated that it enables everyone to be part of this journey while making significant decisions and the right choices on fields such as energy, agriculture and manufacturing.
Meetings and discussions on climate changes are to be held in Paris later in 2015 and this calculator will show the political leaders that a cleaner and safer future is awaiting us only if we act fast!