Climate: “we must act quickly and massively” urges the UN chief

A new report from the “UN,”United in Science 2021“, has just been broadcast before COP26, the next world climate summit in Glasgow in November.

Limiting global warming will be impossible without an immediate and massive reduction in greenhouse gas emissions alert the “United in Science 2021” report produced by several United Nations agencies associated with scientists.

According to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, this alarming diagnosis shows how much the world has deviated from the path intended to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.

We continue to destroy the elements on which we depend for life on earth

Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary General

We are a long way from achieving the goals of the five-year-old Paris agreement. This report shows how far we have come from achieving it. The past five years have been among the warmest on record. We continue to destroy the elements on which we depend for life on earth“, did he declare.

This annual report shows that the temporary reduction in CO2 emissions due to the pandemic has not slowed the process. Between 2017 and 2021 the global average temperature is estimated between + 1.06 ° C and 1.26 ° C compared to the pre-industrial period (1850-1900).

Air and maritime transport aside, average emissions during the first seven months of 2021 are almost back to their 2019 levels.

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