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A boy searches for coins in the Yamuna, the second-largest tributary river of the Ganges, where water levels have dramatically declined amid a devastating heatwave in India (Associated Press) The odds are roughly 50-50 on whether the world will cross a red line in the climate crisis in the next five years, albeit temporarily.Continue reading “Will the world cross a red line in the climate crisis in the next five years”
The world leaders did not achieve immediate, drastic, unprecedented, annual emission cuts at the source which means they’re failing when it comes to this climate crisis.
Now the world shall have to wait for further negotiations, for many countries (like the Maldives) the answer or action shall be too late.
In the Paris Agreement in 2015, countries committed to limit temperature rises to “well below” 2C and pursue efforts to limit them to 1.5C to avoid the most dangerous storms, droughts, crop failures, floods and disease.
Scientists have warned keeping temperature rises to 1.5C requires global emissions to be cut by 45% by 2030, and to zero overall by mid-century.
Our fragile planet is still hanging by a thread. We are still knocking on the door of climate catastrophe whilst so many countries again proved that their economic interests are more important than the saving of the planet.
More than 40 countries have promised to phase out coal by 2050, and another 100 leaders have pledged to end and reverse deforestation by 2030.
A big step is made by at least 23 countries that have made new commitments to phase out coal power, including five of the world’s top 20 coal power-using countries?