Countries must take more decisive action to avoid catastrophic warming – UN
Human activities have changed the world in ways never before seen in history. It has caused irreparable damage to various communities and significantly impacted the ecology. These words have emerged in a report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change -IPCC.
Scientists have warned that action taken to combat the effects of climate change is not enough. It must take more decisive action to avoid catastrophic warming.
The current carbon emissions rate will exceed the world’s carbon emissions limits by 2030. This will put the long-term goal of keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius out of reach.
If it is possible to keep warming within these limits, the world’s atolls and arctic ice cover will survive. It will also avoid rising sea levels by stopping ice melting in Antarctica and Greenland.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres described the report as a “guideline for humanity’s survival. “He asked the governments to take this report seriously and take steps to implement the issues raised in it.
The report also said that the risk of disasters due to climate change is constantly increasing. It can use renewable energy and technology to avoid this risk.Climate scientists met in Switzerland to reach a consensus on the facts and figures from the latest major report on climate change.
The report also says that the faster we reduce our use of fossil fuels, the faster we can avoid the worst effects of climate change.
In response to the data in the report, UN Secretary-General Guterres said that all countries must be more active in reducing carbon emissions to zero within a decade.
These targets were set to reduce greenhouse gas emissions rapidly. Opportunities to secure a livable and sustainable future are running out fast. We have to use this opportunity now.
Countries reached a consensus eight years ago to address the effects of climate change. They reached this consensus at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Governments also pledged to take action to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius at that conference. But global warming has already reached 1.1 degrees Celsius. Experts are warning that global warming may drop 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2030.
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) prepared the new report. The government of different countries formed this panel. The IPCC advises the United Nations on global warming. All the concerned countries have also agreed on this new report of IPCC.
In a report published on climate change in 2018, various facts and data emerged about the multiple causes, effects, and solutions of climate change. This new study aimed to bring these issues together.
It details the effects of climate change that the world is already witnessing and how catastrophic these effects could become day by day. For this, the United Nations is saying to take the report seriously.