Ahead of the global climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland in November, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has warned that global warming is heading in a catastrophic direction.
Global warming is approaching 2.7 degrees Celsius, according to a report released by the United Nations Climate Change Commission..
Today, in New York, Guterres said, “this is in violation of promises made many years ago to achieve the goal of reducing temperatures by 1.5 degrees Celsius under the Paris Climate Agreement.”
“Failure to achieve this goal will result in huge losses in human lives and livelihoods,” he added.
The United Nations has previously submitted a climate report on the international community’s plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions..
The UN Climate Commission has said it will “urgently double its efforts on climate change” to prevent global temperatures from rising above 1.5 degrees by the end of the century..
Experts agree that a lot of effort needs to be made around the world if there is still the will to implement what was agreed about 200 countries in Paris in 2015 on keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius..
The Earth has already warmed by 1.2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial times.
To achieve the stated goal, the United Nations has said that emissions should be reduced by 45% compared to the 2010 results..
The World Climate Conference to be held in Glasgow next November is considered an important event internationally.
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