Final warning over climate action by Scientists
The UN secretary general, António Guterres, said: “the IPCC report is a clarion call to massively fast-track climate efforts by every country and every sector and on every timeframe. Our world needs climate action on all fronts: everything, everywhere, all at once.”
Devastation has already been inflicted on swathes of the world. Extreme weather caused by climate breakdown has led to increased deaths from intensifying heatwaves in all regions, millions of lives and homes destroyed in droughts and floods, millions of people facing hunger, and “increasingly irreversible losses” in vital ecosystems.
The world still has a chance of limiting global temperature rises to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, the threshold beyond which our damage to the climate will rapidly become irreversible.
How do we make greenhouse gas emissions peak as soon as possible, and reduce rapidly in the following years?
Guterres called on governments to take drastic action to reduce emissions by investing in renewable energy and low-carbon technology.
The Report is a how-to guide to defuse the climate timebomb. It is a survival guide for humanity. As it shows, the 1.5C limit is achievable.”
So what are some of the things that can be done