The large issue in our climate is

The world today is advancing at a speed we have never experienced before. With this vast development and comfort, technology is causing harmful toxins to enter the environment we live in. One rather large issue in our climate is greenhouse gas emissions. These gases are strong and powerful when they are over produced. They are constantly being emitted into our ecosystems daily. These gases are the results of our overuse of carbon, heat, and comfort.The results of our actions can be horrendous if we don’t take action now. Many countries, such as Canada,  the United States, China, France, and many more are fighting against this global phenomenon (Lewis, Alexandra Simon). Aside from the major polluters, it is important to give others just the same amount of attention because in a time like this, every little emission matters. Canada is known to be one the cleanest around the world, but data charts beg to differ. To combat the growing gas emissions the UN have developed strategies and goals to reduce the risks and impacts of the greenhouse gas emissions. It is important to gain insight on what greenhouse gases are and why they are dangerous, the actions the UN is taking to fight back, and how Canada in particular is trying to take part in the cause. To start it all off, we need to learn more about greenhouse gases and how powerful they can be if ignored. Greenhouse gases are made up of 3 quarters carbon dioxide, 1% fluorinated gas, 14% methane, 8% nitrous oxide, and water vapour (“What are the main man-made greenhouse gases?”). They are gases which trap heat from the sun, such as a greenhouse made of glass captures heat for its plants, but they remain in our atmosphere air for more than 1,000 years. Over the past 200 years humans have released greenhouse gases into the atmosphere essentially from burning fossil fuels, mining, upstream oil, gas production, and transport (“Greenhouse gas emissions.”). Due to this everything in our air is changing, sea levels are rising, ice glaciers are melting, and the changes in our climate causes severe storms and heat waves. Climate change can be very powerful and cause immense damage on not just plants and animals, but also humans. The uncontrolled emission of greenhouse gases are hurting many countries today, in recent data, it has been relieved that carbon dioxide emissions today are 150 times larger than they were in the 1850s (Friedrich, Johannes). Countries such as Mexico, Germany, and African Countries have felt the impact with droughts and heat waves. Canada and the United States of America have also had forest fires and hurricanes destroy their homes.  In 2015, within Canada alone, 722 megatonnes of carbon was emitted, which is 18% higher than the emissions in the 1990s. Every since the 1990s there has been a steady increase of the amount of emissions each year. Yet, through the rise, there was a small drop in the amount 2005, and this is primarily due to the reduction of public electricity and heating (“Greenhouse gas emissions.”), nevertheless, the emissions have been slowly rising again every since. It is difficult to keep the emissions at a steady pace because majority of our emissions are due to the burning of fossil fuels, which are used for burning oils, fueling our cars, and heating our homes. It is needed to build fires and cook meals on a stove. The human race depends on fossil fuels to give them the necessities they need in order to strive, which makes controlling it even harder. However, more fossil fuel is used that what is necessarily needed, and this is what causes unwanted change and harmful substances in the atmosphere.To reduce the impacts of climate change, the Paris Agreement was created by the UNFCCC, also known as the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change. First proposed and developed on November 30, 2015 and the draft completed on December 12, 2015, the ultimate goal of the Paris Agreement is to create a network of international government bodies to strengthen the awareness of climate change at a global scale, and also come together as the world as whole to help battle a global crisis which could affect the planet. On April 22, 2016, excluding Syria and Nicaragua, all countries across the world signed the Paris Agreement in hope of gearring the world towards a healthier environment and limited change in climate. The Paris Agreement is an agreement created to help the world come together as one and combat climate change as a global phenomenon. Never in history was there a time where all the countries came together to fight for a global cause. This teamwork most likely came together because of their own country’s economy and survival, as climate change would bring horrible catastrophes to each and every country across the globe. The United Nations addresses the seriousness of climate change and greenhouse gas emissions around the world. They talk about climate change, rising sea levels, and extreme weather events, which are hurting country economies and destroying people’s homes on a daily basis across the globe. The effects of carbon are happening now and today, and could be worse over the following years. Through this mention of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change they refer to the Paris Agreement and its plan to help tackle the situation and reduce the harsh outcomes the world may face if these conditions are not kept. Climate change is a global issue and it is important for each and every country to identify this issue as a global crisis and needs attention (“Climate change affects everyone.”). Each and every country must take critical action today if they want to be able to fight against the quickly changing climate. If the Paris Agreement goes as planned, it can result in many successfully and beneficial advantages in climate and environment globally. However, the Paris Agreement does not necessarily guarantee saving the Earth from climate change. Climate change is inevitable due to the vastly populated and ever changing technological advancements. Climate change today has already pushed the Earth into uncharted territory, and we see this through glacier in Antarctica melting at higher rates than anticipated, and extreme forest fires in the United States and Australia, just to name a few. Mitigation and the binding of legal framework is needed being the global phenomenon climate change has surpassed crisis point.  The Paris Agreement was created as a guarantee of being able to hold countries accountable for future generations, who will born into horrible climate conditions. Techniques, alternatives and strategies for reducing loss and damage caused by climate change need to be established for future generations. Advanced warning systems, first hand preparations for emergencies, and risk insurance in the chance of the global economy being negatively affected by climatological events. While there are no financial claims made towards countries being climate change is a global matter, the greatest polluters were defined to a new measure.The UN specifically addresses to Canada when it comes to taking action and helping with the amount of greenhouse gases, and this is because Canada is significantly behind in creating change despite the constant pressure from the UN. The UN claims that Canada is one of their biggest laggards, slowing down the progression of the Paris Agreement. Canada’s emissions goals are low and have not been met their emissions targets 4 times (Rabson, Mia). Despite all their recent misses at attempting to each their goal, and they are not doing much about it. Since Canada is known for its nature and clean environment it is natural for them to think that they have time until their emissions are critical, however, it is important to remember that a little can go a very long way, especially if it is greenhouse gases. Contrary to the UN’s claims, Canada had invest 2.65 billion dollars in climate finance since 2010 to help support developing in climate change action (“Canada’s priorities on climate change”). They are working hard in trying to create an accessible and affordable climate finance, which is also effective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and strengthening flexibility on the ground. Canada is investing in transformational reduction initiatives on the severity of greenhouse gas effects and create an approach towards reorientated and alternative agricultural systems, which can adequately support and ensure the security of food during climate change (“Climate-Smart Agriculture.”). Organizing private sector investment and modernization to quicken the enactment of clean technology is key for Canada’s aspect in creating an accessible and affordable climate finance. In order to create public awareness of the seriousness of the amount of emissions, by the Paris Agreements plan, Canada is also becoming transparent in their amount of emissions and their efforts in fighting climate change publicly known, as understanding the situation is fundamental for change. In spite of a country’s national circumstance, being transparent and clear about their future plans and commitments in combating climate change is strongly emboldened for countries. In particular, Canada is focusing a lot on developing countries, as Canada is maintaining an international focus on the topic. Parties are encouraged to undertake national planning procedures for adjustment to the changing climate, and to report their progress in order for Government revision and approval (“Canada’s priorities on climate change”). The information provided will also be in connection with the Paris Agreement, the documents would include the Parties effort, progress, and information related to their amount of emissions (“The Paris Agreement”). Adaption is also very important during this time to change. It is essential to enhance adaptive capacity and it is considered a global goal according to the Paris Agreement. Increasing strength resiliency, limiting vulnerability, and developing a suitable adaptation response (“The Paris Agreement”). If Canada abides successfully with the Paris Agreement and everything goes according to planned, meaning all goals are met, it is estimated that the climate temperature will reduce temperature increase by 1.5 to 2 degrees celsius. Keeping Abiding to the Paris Agreement would force Canada to reduce their emissions because even the slightest growth in emissions will cause a huge dip in all the efforts made so far to reduce emissions. Balancing the temperature to stay at a 1.5 degree celsius increase will reduce the impacts and risks correlated with climate change significantly. Majority of our emissions are driven by human pollution and with the help of heavy polluters dropping their emissions rapidly and reducing their overall long term emission goal to zero net emissions, also known as carbon neutrality. Along with the goal to limit the temperature rise to 1.5 degrees celsius, Canada also wishes to create a future with lower carbon emissions overall (Lewis, Alexandra Simon). In order to keep balance, we need to be able to control what we want.Greenhouse gases are killing our environment by the second, the Paris Agreement has been developed by the UNFCCC and now it is important for Canada and the signed countries to do their duties and work together to reduce overall carbon emissions around the world.