Climate change push to target citizens

The central government plans to try to involve every citizen in an effort to reach climate objectives promised to the United Nations in an agreement.

That was the outcome of a two-day session of officials and experts on the topic of climate change. Officials said they recognized the need to strengthen their efforts. There is an international meeting planned this year for Lima, Perú, for which officials seek to state the country’s position.

Irene Cañas, vice minister of  Energía, was the person who said there must be more citizen involvement. Others noted that Costa Rica is the only country in Central America that has increased its coverage of trees. However, they agreed, the transport situation is something that needs changes.

Meanwhile, on the international scene scientists involved with the European Commission said that the last decade’s slow-down in global warming was enhanced by an unusual climate anomaly.

A hiatus in global warming ongoing since 2001 is due to a combination of a natural cooling phase, known as multidecadal variability and a downturn of the secular warming trend. The exact causes of the latter, unique in the entire observational record going back to 1850, are still to be identified, according to an article which analyzed the phenomena.

The earth hasn’t warmed at the same pace during the 20th century. The noticeable temperature increases during some periods interspersed with fairly stable or decreasing levels during others have been explained as a combination of secular global warming, likely manmade, and natural climate variability. The world now is experiencing a hiatus period, during which surface temperatures have not risen at the same rate as higher atmospheric radiative forcing, said the study.

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