The impact of climate change “leads to uncharted terrain of destruction,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned on Tuesday, commenting on the publication of a multi-agency scientific report reviewing the latest research on the problem.
lvl=notice_display&id=22128, led by the World Meteorological Organization, warns that the world is “heading in the wrong direction” when it comes to climate change.
According to the United in Science report, the concentration of greenhouse gases continues to rise in the atmosphere and world leaders have not adopted strategies that keep warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures, so the Earth is moving ever closer to dangerous climatic tipping points. Extreme weather events are already more frequent and more intense. “Heat waves in Europe. Colossal floods in Pakistan … There is nothing natural about the new dimension of these disasters,” Guterres said in a video message.