Saturday, Nov 27th

Last update08:37:48 AM GMT

You are here News Environment World faces disastrous 2.7C temperature rise on current climate plans, UN warns

World faces disastrous 2.7C temperature rise on current climate plans, UN warns

E-mail Print PDF
Climate crisis under present cplans

The world is squandering the opportunity to “build back better” from the Covid-19 pandemic, and faces disastrous temperature rises of at least 2.7C if countries fail to strengthen their climate pledges, according to a report from the UN.

Tuesday’s publication warns that countries’ current pledges would reduce carbon by only about 7.5% by 2030, far less than the 45% cut scientists say is needed to limit global temperature rises to 1.5C, the aim of the Cop26 summit that opens in Glasgow this Sunday.

António Guterres, the UN secretary-general, described the findings as a “thundering wake up call” to world leaders, while experts called for drastic action against fossil fuel companies.


Most Recent Related Stories...

US legislation banning ‘forever chemicals’ far from certain as Senate fight looms

Forever chemicals are used in everyday wrappingsBipartisan legislation introduced this week in Congress would ban PFAS “forever chemicals” in US food packaging...

‘Mountainsides just collapsed’: Pacific north-west grapples with catastrophic floods

Pacific NW facing catastrphic floods Troops have been deployed to British Columbia to help stranded residents and search areas hit by...

Amazon deforestation in Brazil hits its worst level in 15 years

Brazilian Amazon Brazil's Amazon rainforest saw its highest annual rate of deforestation in over 15 years, the latest...

‘A death sentence’: Indigenous climate activists denounce Cop26 deal

Indigenous groups denounce Cop26 deal Indigenous communities facing an upsurge in land grabs, water shortages and human rights violations as a...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!