La fisica dei cambiamenti climatici | Gabriella Greison | TEDxPaviaStudio

La fisica dei cambiamenti climatici | Gabriella Greison | TEDxPaviaStudio

Climate Change

  • Climate change is caused by human activities and is happening at an alarming rate.
  • The world is approaching the critical threshold of 1.5°C warming above pre-industrial levels.
  • Developed countries caused most of the damage in the 1980s and 1990s, while underdeveloped countries are currently contributing the most.
  • The critical threshold will be reached in less than four years if current trends continue.
  • The consequences of reaching the critical threshold will be devastating and irreversible.
  • Svante Arrhenius, a Nobel laureate in 1903, predicted the current situation.
  • The main cause of global warming is the use of fossil fuels and gas.
  • Burning fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, trapping heat in the atmosphere.

Solutions to Climate Change

  • To address climate change, we need to transition away from fossil fuels and adopt sustainable energy sources.
  • Scientists are now using advanced technologies, including machine learning, artificial intelligence, and fourth-generation nuclear power, to address the world's energy needs.
  • Nuclear power has undergone significant advancements, with fourth-generation plants featuring enhanced safety measures and strict regulations.
  • The speaker argues in favor of nuclear energy as a solution to the current energy crisis and pollution.
  • The speaker highlights the benefits of nuclear energy, such as its high power output, low emissions, and manageable waste production.
  • The speaker dismisses concerns about nuclear safety, citing advancements in technology and engineering.

The Importance of Planning for the Future

  • Albert Einstein, who spent time observing the Trebbia river, emphasized the importance of planning for the future and taking action to protect the planet.
  • The damage is never what fixes it.
  • There is an Indian saying that states, "This is not the land that our fathers left us. This is the land that we leave for our children."
  • It is necessary to look at things from a higher perspective to be the change ourselves.
  • We can no longer watch the future come, we must be a part of it.

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