Global Warming - why are countries not doing anything?

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Global warming is now worldwide. We all know the consequences, but why are people not doing anything about it? Most countries pay billions of pounds every year in order to escape from pollution violations, but what if they put all that money into finding better energy sources? Also, most countries have lots of factories which rely on electricity to run, so cutting electicity wouldn't help.Everyone may think that electric cars are sorting the problem, but there are not. They use electricity. And the chances are that the electicity has come from...

... an unsustainable power source. It is cutting the usage a little, but not the most in the world.

If anyone has ideas on this, please comment.

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  • Weston-Favell-logo-250x250.jpg honorable_conclusion | Weston Favell Academy
    13 Jun 2019

    Some countries (like Bangladesh) have neither the influence or the resources to help stop the issue. The economy of Bangladesh is based on agriculture ( growing crops) and that can be an issue. Bangladesh is severely affected by floods (ironically caused by climate change) and this can disrupt the farms as they are close to the rivers and sea. This means they have to direct their resources to that and cannot think about climate change. Unfortunately, they have not very much influence over the world ( as they are only the 96th largest nation) and this means that if some of the larger countries are disagreeing with the issue then the world will generally go with that.
    Also, sometimes it is not the whole country avoiding the issue, sometimes it could be the leader of the country. For example, the leader may be worried that if something goes wrong with the situation, then they will not be re-elected for their position. However, I believe that they would fair better if they at least tried to help as people would respect that.
    These are some reasons why people do not try to help with climate change.
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  • Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg quiet_horse | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
    18 Jun 2019

    I have researched and have found out the 17 countries that help the most with the issue in global warming/ climate change:
    1. France
    France has had several climate negotiations but haven't thought about reducing greenhouse gas emissions
    2. Romania
    Romania have reduced their greenhouse has emissions, started to use renewable energy and energy consumption which is really good.
    3. Luxembourg
    Luxembourg have reduced their greenhouse gas emissions
    4. Ukraine
    While Ukraine has good scores overall, the report criticises the nation's lack of ambition regarding environmental policy.
    5. Portugal
    Portugal have moved one place higher thanks to their source of renewable energy
    6. Denmark
    Denmark have not been helping to limit the affect of climate change but they have reduced their greenhouse gas emissions.
    7. Croatia
    Despite a decent score overall, Croatia lacks clear policies when it comes to climate change, according to the authors of the study.
    8. Finland
    Finland scored well in terms of renewable energy and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. On the other hand, its performance in terms of energy consumption hasn't been ideal.
    9. Norway
    Experts believe that, despite its good score in the greenhouse gas emissions category, Norway hasn't implemented enough concrete strategies to reduce its emissions in the long term nor to reduce fossil fuel subsidies.
    10. India
    India has managed to hop up a total of three places in the overall ranking, thanks to its performance in the renewable energy category.
    11. Malta
    While Malta scored quite well in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, the country lacks a clearly defined climate policy on a national level.
    12. Switzerland
    Despite a good overall score, experts suggest that Switzerland could take a more proactive stance in international climate negotiations, and that the country could be more engaged in green finance.
    13. UK
    While the UK certainly has a very good greenhouse gas emissions score, the report's experts criticised the fact that the country has frozen the price of coal and hasn't sufficiently encouraged the use of renewable energy on a small scale.
    14. Latvia
    Latvia was awarded a decent score due to good performance across the different categories.
    15. Lithuania
    Lithuania scored particularly well in terms of renewable energy.
    16. Morocco
    Morocco has increased its share of renewable energy over the last five years.
    17. Sweden
    Though the country has adopted a long-term goal of zero emissions by 2045, national experts have criticised the lack of clear strategies for achieving these goals.

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