Winter 2020-2021 with record temperatures? The start of winter which, from a meteorological point of view, will begin on Tuesday 1st December 2020 will be rather weak and characterized by an anomalous heat, with temperatures even up to + 3°C compared to the reference averages.
Taking a look at the hemispheric level, a really important temperature anomaly at the North Pole immediately catches the eye, with deviations from the average up to + 10 ° C. Well, precisely for the colder areas, from which the waves of frost start, the forecasts show an anomalous heat, almost record-breaking.
All of this obviously also affects the medium-low latitudes, therefore in Europe and in our country. Do we therefore risk a period of approaching Christmas characterized by anomalous heat, fogs and great pollution in large urban areas, rather than cold and snow? It is too early to say for sure, but what is certain is that the trend seems to be exactly that, not different from what has been seen in recent years.
Donald Trump's USA officially exit the Paris agreement
Anyway with Joe Biden's victory things can change soon. United States is officially exiting the Paris Agreement, after Donald Trumpo first announced in June 2017.
"The US withdrawal will leave a gap in global efforts to achieve the goals and ambitions of the agreement, but the organization will be ready to assist the US in any effort to re-enter the agreement," said Patricia Espinosa.
Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change The United States, however, will continue to be a member of the UNFCCC. The United States emits approximately 5.5 Gt of CO2 into the atmosphere each year, thus a share equal to 14% of global emissions.
They are second only to China and ahead of the EU. On a formal level, the climate agreement does not lose its validity. Only one of the 197 signatory countries is leaving. Under the Obama presidency, who signed the agreement in 2015, Washington committed to reducing emissions by 26-28% by 2025 from 2005 levels.
According to a study by the Rhodium group, with a second term of Trump the emissions the country could instead increase by more than 30% in 2035 from last year's levels. Disappointment filters out of Brussels. However, this situation could last a few days.
With Joe Biden's victory, the Democratic candidate promised to bring the country back to the climate pact immediately, even formally. The reference is above all to high energy efficiency technologies, one of the main drivers of development in the coming decades.
Investors fear that for the first time in 100 years, the United States will give up the scepter of a leader in technological innovation, which allowed the superpower to acquire and then maintain its status for decades and run its economy.
This appeal fits into the same groove already dug in 2017 by 30 CEOs of the major American multinationals, who had already written to Trump at the time saying that leaving Paris was a means of economic suicide, precisely with regard to the fundamental innovation chapter.
The judgment of large investors, who consider Trump's decision a false step, is much clearer. Today an appeal appeared from a group representing European and US investors, with a huge collective assets of 30 trillion dollars. They urge Washington to reverse course because it risks falling behind in the race to create a cleaner global economy.