The world is approaching to surpassing the temperature that global leaders had set five years ago. This is mentioned in the latest UN report. The report anticipates that it could further increase by the next decade or later. According to a report released by the UN agency World Meteorological Organization and other global science groups on Wednesday, there may be a chance once in four in the world in the next five years when the year will be so hot that global temperatures will increase up to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
The Paris Agreement, signed in 2015, aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to keep global temperature rise at two degrees Celsius below pre-industrial levels. The Paris agreement is basically linked to keeping global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius. The agreement also asks all countries to try to keep the global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. A 2018 UN report said that the world would survive if it was warmer, but it would significantly increase the likelihood of dangerous problems.
The report comes at a time when the US is reeling under the weather. While California forest fires have caused havoc, people are suffering from high temperatures in the state. Two powerful storms also remained a cause of concern in parts of the country. In the same year, the temperature in Death Valley touched 54.4 degrees Celsius, and the temperature in Siberia reached 38 degrees. Noah Diffenbaugh, a climatologist at Stanford University, says that warming that has already taken place "has raised the prospect of extreme events that are unpicked in our historical experience."
Rising Temperature of Earth:
The world has warmed 1.1 degrees Celsius compared to the last years of the 19th century, and the past five years have been warmer than the five years before, the report says. "The probability of 1.5 degrees Celsius is increasing year on year," says UN Meteorological Agency Secretary-General Petteri Taalas. If we don't change our behavior, it may be up to the next decade," he said. The temperature is rising at a much faster pace than the UN report in 2018. The earth's temperature would rise by 1.5 degrees between 2030 and 2052, the report said. Meteorologist JK Housefather says in this report that the document is a good update for scientists who already know it. However, Housefathers were not involved in creating this new report. "It's obviously climate change happening, and the world is far from the Paris Agreement's goal," he says.
The report focuses on moving from a coal-based economy to a green economy, strengthening society and people. In the report, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that major polluting countries such as China, the US, and India need to become carbon neutral. He said if the world wants to reverse the devastating effects of climate change and limit the rise in temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius, then there is no time to delay.
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