Earth will rise 2.7 degrees and global warming will head to “catastrophic” levels, UN says
A report on global emissions targets from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change says the Earth’s temperature is about to rise 2.7 degrees Celsius, which is above the pre-industrial level. This suggests that global warming is acting rapidly on the planet.
Another report released in August showed the global temperature warming to nearly 1.2 degrees. Countries must reduce their emissions by at least 45% by 2030 to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, as scientists suggest.
The reports further indicate that there will be an increase of at least 16 percent in emissions by 2030, compared to 2010, in line with country commitments. Thus, UN reports indicate that the current levels of global warming on Earth are cause for concern.
UN Secretary General António Guterres, while speaking about the reports, said global warming on Earth has reached “catastrophic levels”. He added: “This breaks the promise made six years ago to pursue the 1.5 degree Celsius target of the Paris Agreement. Failure to meet this goal will be measured by the massive loss of human life and livelihood. “
We can still achieve this goal, but we are almost running out of time. We need real ambition and cooperation to win the race against the climate crisis. https://t.co/dxPD60jQh8 pic.twitter.com/Z1EWVA1aga
– Antonio Guterres (@antonioguterres) September 18, 2021
He also said that humanity should win the race against a climate crisis and that all countries should come together with real ambition to this effect. He said: “It is clear that everyone has to shoulder their responsibilities. “
He also posted a statement on Twitter, which read: “The @UNFCCC report shows that we are breaking the Paris Agreement promise to keep global warming at 1.5 ° C. We can still achieve this goal, but we are almost running out of time. We need real ambition and real cooperation to win the race against the climate crisis.
In recent weeks, many countries around the world have faced extreme weather conditions and disasters such as droughts, floods and hurricanes. While the western United States has been surrounded by wildfires, many countries in the southern United States are struggling with flooding.