The clock is ticking for us to take a collective action
The clock is ticking for climate change mitigation efforts. The planet is at risk of reaching climate tipping points and facing irreversible consequences, the key reports warned. They highlighted that the resulting warming could be unacceptably high and the results could be far-reaching, affecting the world’s food supply, landmass, and water availability.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report called for urgent action by governments to reduce emissions to zero by 2050 in order to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels – a target that was approved by more than 100 countries last year. This level of warming is considered “dangerous” because it would lead to extreme droughts, wildfires and heatwaves as well as rising sea levels that would threaten coastal cities such as New York or Tokyo. The IPCC report said limiting warming to 1.5°C would require “rapid and far-reaching” transitions in land use.
We all know that the future of our planet is at stake and that we are running out of time to act.
In the end, we need policies to save our planet and to make real progress in a world where science is grossly underfunded.
The newly appointed UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said he would not attend the Cop27 climate summit, which has surprised many. Downing Street's announcement followed the Prime Minister’s promise to prioritize the environment.
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