FAQs about the COP, Conference of the Parties

10. What have COPs been used for?

By reading our Brief History of the COPs you will be able to make a list of good intentions, ideas, promises, protocols, and agreements made, which have fallen by the wayside. You will see that in many crucial meetings, where everything seemed to go with the wind in favor, on the last night they knocked down with their feet what for two weeks had been built with their hands. All these postponements have contributed to making the fight against climate change inefficient.

Although it is true that in a quarter of a century the world has improved its vision on issues such as global warming, climate change, wind energy, solar energy, green hydrogen, green cities and electric cars, and there have been important advances in energy production clean, much remains to be done.

On the other hand, despite the annual climate meetings, the global temperature has broken its record more than 15 times, only in this 21st century.

On the other hand, the PPM-CO2, concentration of carbon dioxide, measured in parts per million, provided by the Mauna Loa observatory, Hawaii, have not stopped growing. These indicators of global warming were in 1750, at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, at 280 PPM. In 1972 at 330 PPM. In 1992 at 360 PPM. The psychological mark of 400 PPM was broken in 2016. On April 26, 2022 a new mark, 422 PPM, was registered.

From the first mediation of PPM-CO2 until today, the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere has increased by more than 50%, something that has not been seen in more than three million years in the Earth’s geological history. has produced in less than three centuries.

Recommended reading: PPM-CO2 the carbon letters that write our future

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