United Nations Environmental Programme
Korea, Republic of


Laureen Madre

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Tackling climate change through the restriction of maritime cargo and using technological advances in crop development to reduce the environmental consequences of climate change

For man, the utilization of fossil fuels as an energy-rich resource has shaped and driven the economies of the world. However, it is becoming increasingly evident that the burning of coal and oil release CO2 and other greenhouse gases, which trap heat in the atmosphere and thus cause a steady rise in temperature, referred to today as global warming. Over the last 100 years, the average temperature on earth has risen by 1.4° F, and is expected to increase by another 11.5° F over the next. The outcomes of this trend, if no drastic intervention methods are implemented, include the melting of polar ice caps, rising of sea levels, flooding and ultimately, total destruction of most of the world´s ecosystems....