The United Nations has released a new report on the state of the Earth’s climate, and according to the data collected from thousands of scientists, urgent action needs to be taken now to prevent a global catastrophe.
The report emphasizes the need to stave off the most devastating consequences of climate change, such as sea-level rise, extreme heat, flooding, and food insecurity.
The report also highlights that time is running out to secure a livable future, and the consequences of global warming are already affecting everyone in some way.
To limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, global greenhouse gas emissions must be slashed nearly in half by 2030, according to the report.
However, there are disagreements between wealthier nations and developing nations about the targets for reducing emissions and the financial aid pot that will go towards developing nations that are disproportionately affected by climate change.
It is clear that immediate action is needed to address global warming, and everyone must work together to prevent a catastrophe.