“This report shows that current levels of climate ambition are very far from putting us on a pathway that will meet our Paris Agreement goals,”
According to the latest UN Climate Press Release, the world is way behind in meeting the climate emergency. 2021 is a make or break year . . . . The science is clear, to limit global temperature rise to 1.5C, we must cut global emissions by 45% by 2030 from 2010 levels. Today’s interim report . . . . shows governments are nowhere close to the level of ambition needed to limit climate change to 1.5 degrees and meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. You can see a video summary here.
As I have discussed earlier, climate change will lead to micro-industrialization as the result of the loss of habitable and arable lands. These will contribute to greater mass migrations, famine, illness, and political conflict. Along with population growth and the eventual decline of natural resources, they will foster the sixth extinction and a drastic decline in human population, starting as early as 2070.
You can find the latest, in-depth climate data at the IPCC.
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2 thoughts on “The Window for Action to Safeguard Our Planet Is Closing Fast”
Hopefully with the new administration climate change will be addressed..with scientists involved..such a serious subject that for the past 4 years has not been a priority
Where are we going in this hand basket?