December 8, 2022

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The United Nations warns of a climate catastrophe: “Current efforts are far from what is required” Environment

The United Nations warns of a climate catastrophe: “Current efforts are far from what is required” Environment

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has examined all national climate plans. What does it look like? Only 24 countries made additional climate efforts in the past year. However, at least 197 countries participating in the COP26 climate summit reached agreement last year on limiting temperature rise to 1.5 degrees.

“The good news: projections show that emissions levels will not increase after 2030,” said Simon Steele, head of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. “The bad news: They still do not show the rapid decline that scientists believe is necessary in this decade. The current efforts are not enough nor are coming fast enough. They are not near what is needed.” If countries continue as they are, greenhouse gas emissions will increase global warming by 10.6 percent in 20 years by 2030.

Another ratio that makes you dizzy: To limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced by up to 43 percent by 2030. By 2050, emissions must even be reduced to zero. The United Nations Climate Panel (IPCC) previously concluded that failure to do so would have devastating and irreversible consequences for both humans and nature.

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