According to new research by an international team of scientists led by the United States, the Earth is in “Code Red” as humanity faces the growing threat of an environmental crisis and the risk of a climate emergency.
A “special report” released this week highlights that current human suffering is likely to be exacerbated by multiple climate-related hazards, including extreme weather events such as superstorms and heatwaves. .
The scientific team stresses that nearly half of the planet’s “vital signs” are in critical condition as the effects of climate change and global warming affect not only people but also the global environment.
This means that the looming threat is reportedly offering humans a choice. Undertake significant environmental and climate protection efforts or face the potential for global social collapse in the future.
In recent years, climate scientists have repeatedly predicted that by the end of the 21st century, Earth’s animals and various marine and terrestrial ecosystems are at or near extinction. .
These projections are generated based on simulations using climate models that reflect the current components of major environmental and climate hazards since the Industrial Revolution.
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A special article was published in a magazine bioscience On Wednesday, October 26, William Ripple of Oregon State University and colleagues in the United States and other countries concluded that the planet faces a huge climate crisis.
The team is also urging other scientists, citizens, and world leaders to read the special report and take necessary actions to avoid the impacts of climate change.
This assessment coincides with this year’s 30th anniversary of the World Scientists’ Warning to Mankind, issued in 1992 by over 1,700 signatures of scientists.
During their first warning, global greenhouse gas emissions had already increased by 40%.
A new study says the worsening climate emergency continues despite several written warnings issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and recent warnings by some 15,000 signatories from 158 countries. I’m here.
Furthermore, the special report was prepared in response to the United Nations Environment Program’s (UNEP) report on Thursday, 27 October, that progress in combating climate change was inadequate.
In particular, UNEP said the international community has not yet reached the target of the Paris Climate Agreement or the Paris Convention of reaching a global temperature of 1.5 degrees Celsius.
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The terms climate change and global warming have been used repeatedly when it comes to global warming caused by trapped greenhouse gases.
The United Nations, which is spearheading the Paris Agreement, says that human activities such as burning fossil fuels and emitting greenhouse gases contribute to this warming by accelerating the natural process of the greenhouse effect. I admit that
A multinational, legally-binding treaty, also known as the Paris Agreement, was agreed by 196 countries in Paris in 2015 and went into effect in November 2016.
The goal is to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius, comparable to pre-industrial levels.
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