‘Tipping point’ for climate action: Time’s running out to avoid catastrophic heating

People cross a flooded river in western Haiti after a bridge was washed away by Hurricane Matthew. (Photo via MINUSTAH)
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(United Nations News) The temporary reduction in carbon emissions caused by global COVID-19 lockdowns did not slow the relentless advance of climate change. concentrations are at record levels, and the planet is on path towards dangerous overheating, a multi-agency climate report published on Thursday warns. 

According to the landmark United in Science 2021, there “is no sign of growing back greener”, as carbon dioxide emissions are rapidly accelerating, after a temporary blip in 2020 due to COVID, and nowhere close to the targets set by the Paris Agreement.

 “We have reached a tipping point on the need for climate action. The disruption to our climate and our planet is already worse than we thought, and it is moving faster than predicted”, UN Secretary General António Guterres underscored in a video message. “This report shows just how far off course we are”, he added.

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