Current plans lead to stem climate change even catastrophe, UN warns

Current plans lead to stem climate change even catastrophe, UN warns

Since the world has rolled out of the crisis after the crisis of recent years, the global market leader, with a few exceptions, always insisted that they remain committed to tackling climate change. But they fail to keep this promise, says the United Nations and around the world a bleak new report just feel the disastrous consequences of inaction temperatures, including, which set the objective in the Contract-no “quick effect and transforming the doubling Paris climb. “the report, by the United Nations Environment program (UNEP) to hold the points directly to most of the largest economies in the world, as the main culprits of the global failure of greenhouse gas emissions. Only five countries in the G-20 forum that represents 20 of the largest economies of the world have pledged to eliminate their carbon footprint. Seven, including the United States, Brazil and Canada, and their weak commitments fail to meet before that in the framework of the Paris four years, while others, such as Russia and India, keep their promises, but just because fixed low in the first targets, in summary, if the countries around the world to meet its current commitments, would be well above 3 ° C above the heating until the end of the century pre-industrial levels, blowing above the “well below” 2 ° C target set in the Paris agreement according to the report that comes before the UN climate conference this year in Madrid. Last year, it warned a report by the United Nations benchmark that the catastrophic consequences worldwide destruction of the impoverishment of hundreds of millions of people when the coral reefs of the world would face temperatures warmed significantly higher than 1.5 ° C the increase of 4 ° C temperature would drive a humanitarian catastrophe, including the rise in sea level, the 10 meters (32 feet) to overcome, frequent droughts and heat waves that are part of the inhabitable world, and l ‘extinction of half of all species on the planet. “While there is no progress in politics, has been the progress in ambition, we saw no peak in emissions”, says Niklas Hagelberg, UNEP Climate change coordinator, eliminating the need for aggressive action. “There is much more to be done.” Who should be for 2019 Person of the Year? Your vote in the poll of readers. Most particular need and then suddenly sink the global emissions of greenhouse gases in the next year almost immediately. To maintain temperatures up to the end of the century more than 1.5 ° C increases, annual emissions would have to more than 7% decline for the next decade, the report said. Over the past decade, global emissions increased by 1.5% on average per year. And the longer wait these countries need to make changes, the harder and more expensive it will be in time to implement more than 1.5 ° C warming ward. “The bottom line is that governments are not where they should be today. This is a fact,” said Robert Orr, an adviser to the Secretary General of the United Nations for the climate and rector of the University of Maryland School of Public Policy. UNEP produces this “Gap Report” called every year, but this iteration arrives this year, an especially critical time as the terrible scientific reality converges with a thorny policy. In the framework of the Paris Agreement, the countries to reduce new and improved plans to announce the year emissions before the next climate conference of the United Nations in Glasgow. This process occurs only once every five years and outlined due to the urgency of the gap report, climate scientists and politicians say, 2020, the last option would be to prevent an increase of 1.5 Scenario ° C. remain committed many global market leaders, this process. This year, more than 60 countries around the carbon emissions to zero the world committed by 2050, but most of these nations are understood and to reduce small countries with relatively low total emissions. The economies of the G20 to produce 78% of emissions in the world, according to the report, and local politicians and international geopolitical developments have distracted leaders a number of these large issuers. Inside the United States to deal with the impeachment; China protesters in Hong Kong; and the EU, with the UK and Gibraltar referendum on joining the European Union. Internationally, the world is involved in a trade war. But there are some indicators that the reality of climate change can be strong enough to awaken those countries. Protests and youth activism have changed the political dynamics, especially in Europe, and a number of extreme weather events from the Arctic to Australia to create pressure on leaders bolder steps must be taken to reduce emissions. Some specific geopolitical developments may be the key to change the debate. The EU and China are a landmark summit takes place in Germany in September, could be said that experts of the climate make an important bilateral agreement on climate that cemented the two forces when the leading companies worldwide in the climate, and the ‘EU has promised a carbon tax board reveal that imposes a tax on imports from countries that refuse to take action on climate. Whatever happens, the cold, the remains hard truth that, given the current political reality demands of China’s commitment to the construction of coal plants to continue inaction in the United States, aggressive targets to prevent catastrophic climate change will most likely out of reach. But it is not an excuse to go by step, climate scientists and politicians say. The results of the 2 ° C of warming will be worse than 1.5 ° C, and the results of the 3 ° C significantly worse than 2 ° C. “Each degree, each has half of a degree,” Laurence Tubiana, the CEO says ‘European Climate Foundation and a key framer of the Paris Agreement. “We need more optimistic or pessimistic are not, we have to be activists, and we have to win every battle.”
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