LONDON: Impact of Climate change is ‘heading into uncharted territory of destruction,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned. on release of interdepartmental scientific report with an overview latest research on subject.
A report prepared by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) warns that world “goes in in wrong direction” on changing of the climate.
As greenhouse gas concentrations continue rise in atmosphere and world leaders fail to adopt strategies to retain global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial temperature, earth approaching dangerous climate change pointsUnited in scientific report says.
Already extreme weather events are more frequent and more intensive.
“Heat waves in Europe. colossal floods in Pakistan […] There’s nothing natural about it new scale of these disasters,” Guterres said. in video message.
Despite the fall in emissions during coronavirus lockdowns, planet warming emissions, have since skyrocketed to pre-pandemic levels. Preliminary data show that global carbon dioxide emissions in in first half of this is year was 1.2 percent higher than in the same period in 2019, the report says.
past seven years were the warmest on record.
global average temperature already warmed 1.1 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial average. And scientists expect the annual average could be 1.1 to 1.7°C warmer. up until 2026, which means that there are chance we could pass warming by 1.5C threshold in in next five years.
By the end of century without aggressive climatic influence, global warming is estimated to reach 2.8C.
But even when current level of warming, we might pass some climate tricks points.
Ocean current what moves heat from the tropics to the northern hemisphere, for For example, now it is the slowest in 1000 years – under the threat of historical weather patterns, says a report that includes contributions from the UN Environment Program and the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Near half in the world population considered to be very vulnerable to impacts of climate change – floods, heatdroughts, forest fires and storms.
By the 2050s over 1.6 billion city- residents will regularly suffer from heat at average three-month temperatures of at least 35C (95F).
To help communities are coping, WMO has promised to put every person on earth under protection of early warning system inside next five years.