U.N. rings the alarm for climate change

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U.N. rings the alarm for climate change

Previously, greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere are high enough to ensure climate disruption for decades, if not centuries, as stated by the scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

In other words, the dangerous heatwaves, massive hurricanes, and different weather climaxes that are previously happening will only become more critical.

According to U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres, the report is code red for humanity.

He said in a statement that the alarm bells are deafening. This report must indicate a death signal for coal and fossil fuels before they kill our planet.

In three months, the U.N. COP26 climate convention in Glasgow, Scotland, will attempt to wring much more aggressive climate action out of the world’s nations and the money to go with it.

Taking on more distinguished than 14,000 scientific analyses, the IPCC report bestows the most comprehensive and detailed picture yet of how climate change is changing the natural world — and what could still be ahead.

The report says that unless urgent, rapid, and large-scale action is needed to decrease emissions. The average global temperature is expected to reach or pass the 1.5-degree Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) warming threshold within 20 years.

The promises to decrease emissions made so far are nowhere near adequate to begin diminishing the level of greenhouse gases – principally carbon dioxide (CO2) from burning fossil fuels – stored in the atmosphere.

 

WAKE-UP CALL

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced he wished the report would be a wake-up call for the world to demand action before they convene in Glasgow.

The report states emissions undoubtedly produced by human activities have already started the average global temperature up 1.1C from its pre-industrial average — and would have built it 0.5C further without the tempering influence of pollution in the atmosphere.

That suggests that, even as societies move on from fossil fuels, temperatures will be stirred up again by the lack of the airborne pollutants that come with them and currently display away some of the sun’s heat.

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