UN: Planet Is on a ‘Catastrophic’ Global Warming Path
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What's the story?
- Our planet is on a “catastrophic” climate change path that will lead to a “massive loss of lives and livelihoods,” according to a new report by the UN.
- The United Nations (UN) Framework Convention on Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report warned that increased emissions throughout the world is leading to a warming earth--a change that will lead to even more climate-induced disasters like wildfires, droughts, hurricanes, and torrential weather.
Here’s an insight on the report, and how we can rebuild the longevity of the planet we call home.
- The planet is on track to increase at least 2.7 degrees Celsius (36.8F), worsening the long-term impact of climate change. These temperatures are far above pre-industrial levels and moving towards a number we can’t come back from.
- Researchers believe that global temperatures should remain below 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels to stave off the worst consequences of the climate crisis. Prior reports from the UN show that global temperatures are already warming to around 1.2 degrees, creating a catastrophic inflection point as we race to reverse the damage caused by overconsumption and relaxed climate policies.
Fight Back for the Future
- Experts are urging world leaders to follow through on their commitments to the Paris Climate Agreement and encouraging their colleagues to do the same. UN researchers are also pleading with leaders to move quickly on adopting additional plans to help shape the future of the planet.
- Scientists have said that the planet needs to cut 45% of its carbon emissions in the next ten years to reach neutrality by the mid-century, as citizens of the planet we can all contribute to increase longevity and rebuild a sustainable future for all.
That's why we're hoping to set a new world record this month: cleaning up 1 million pounds of toxic plastics from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
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