Scientists from several countries and the UN have come to the conclusion that at the current rate of reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, the temperature on Earth will rise by more than 1.5°C. Researchers call this situation a “red alert”.
An international team of scientists has calculated that the planet will warm by more than 1.5 ° C if countries do not begin to implement tough policies to reduce carbon emissions. According to them, governments must halve emissions by 2030 to keep the Earth within the “safe” threshold of 1.5 ° C.
However, in their opinion, according to the set of national strategies presented to the UN, emissions will be stabilized only by 2030. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called the situation a “red alert” for the future of the Earth.
“The data shows that no government has come close to the level of ambition needed to limit climate change to 1.5 degrees and achieve the goals of the Paris (Climate) Agreement,” he said.
According to scientists, emissions need to be halved, but in the current situation this may not be enough. Some countries have not even submitted a climate plan, while others, like Australia, feel that they have not proposed significant improvements over previous reforms, the researchers noted.
At the same time, Mexico and Brazil are criticized for the fact that they have practically not reduced the amount of emissions. At the same time, the countries of the European Union made the biggest leap forward – reducing emissions from 40% to 55%.