United Nations, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The planet is dangerously close to reaching the internationally agreed threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius of temperature increase, the UN Secretary-General (UNSG) António Guterres warned on Monday.
We must act decisively now in order to avoid a climate catastrophe, there is no longer time for delays and no room for excuses, Guterres posted on Twitter.
He shared a link to the interactive atlas containing info from the most recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The digital tool enables flexible spatial and temporal analysis of a large part of information checked and projected on this issue in upcoming years.
According to IPCC, human-induced climate change is widespread and rapidly intensifying, while several trends are irreversible, at least during present period, and directly affect the happening of many extreme weather events.
Scientists also observed changes throughout the Earth’s climate system, in the atmosphere, oceans, ice floes, and the ground.
Many of these transformations are unprecedented and others, such as continuing sea level rise, are already ‘irreversible’ for centuries or millennia in the future, according to the IPCC report.
On Monday, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed called for courageous measures for a global economy with zero emissions of harmful gases by 2050 and to limit increased temperature level.
The world is going through a season of wildfires and floods, which mainly affects fragile and vulnerable populations in rich and poor countries, she stressed.
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