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(45,168 posts)
Sat Apr 13, 2024, 10:57 AM Apr 13

U.N. Climate Chief Says Two Years to Save the Planet

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) -Governments, business leaders and development banks have two years to take action to avert far worse climate change, the U.N.'s climate chief said on Wednesday, in a speech that warned global warming is slipping down politicians' agendas.


Scientists say halving climate-damaging greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 is crucial to stop a rise in temperatures of more than 1.5 Celsius that would unleash more extreme weather and heat.

Yet last year, the world's energy-related CO2 emissions increased to a record high. Current commitments to fight climate change would barely cut global emissions at all by 2030.

Simon Stiell, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change said the next two years are "essential in saving our planet".
"We still have a chance to make greenhouse gas emissions tumble, with a new generation of national climate plans. But we need these stronger plans, now," he said.

Speaking at an event at the Chatham House think-tank in London, Stiell said the Group of 20 leading economic powers - together, responsible for 80% of global emissions - urgently needed to step up.
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(13,230 posts)
4. Nothing significant will change. We're too stupid as a species to care for our own habitat.
Sat Apr 13, 2024, 11:10 AM
Apr 13

It will go downhill and the human species will wane from our own doing.
Where it goes from there is any futurists guess.


(16,778 posts)
5. I really don't like timeframes.
Sat Apr 13, 2024, 11:13 AM
Apr 13

In two years, some will scream, we’re still here. Seriously they will.


(45,168 posts)
6. Nobody likes time frames. But seriously, with our temperatures climbing monthly there's a lot
Sat Apr 13, 2024, 12:13 PM
Apr 13

that won't be here. Think about that.

Uncle Joe

(58,982 posts)
3. It would make things easier to quit having a fox guard the hen house.
Sat Apr 13, 2024, 11:06 AM
Apr 13

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Thanks for the thread Autumn


(45,168 posts)
7. Thanks Uncle Joe. I sat in the green house and read this on my phone yesterday
Sat Apr 13, 2024, 12:16 PM
Apr 13

and it has stayed on my mind. We are in deep trouble.

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