On Monday, the world’s leading climate scientists were researching global warming. After keeping all points in mind, they delivered strong warnings about the deepening climate emergency. They revealed that the projecting climate changes were likely to increase in the coming decades. This would have a huge impact on humanity and mankind.
The U.N.’s climate panel produced a report that specifically said that global warming which was close to 1.5 degrees Celsius and even 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels will increase rapidly in the next two decades. This would be the case if there isn’t any large-scale and rapid reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases. Now to deal with this subject, one must know the meaning of “tipping points”. Tipping points is an irreversible change in the climate system which locks in further global heating. As mentioned earlier, 1.5 degrees Celsius is kind of a crucial global target. If the temperatures go beyond this, then the so-called “tipping points” will be generated. It is said that beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius if global warming reaches 2 degrees Celsius, the heat extremes might reach a crucial tolerance threshold for health and agriculture.
In the U.N., there is an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Its latest findings have been approved by 195 member states on Friday. This panel deals with the basics of climate control. They also discuss how humans are changing the planet. 2022 will be a great achievement for IPCC. It is the first installment of four reports released under IPCC’s current assessment cycle. It will be published in 2022 with the subsequent reports.
The report makes one fact very clear. It says that the greenhouse gases released from human activities are responsible for the global warming to increase to 1.1 degrees Celsius since 1850-1900. The rate at which greenhouse gases are being emitted, the temperature will most likely become 1.5 degrees Celsius or more in the next 20 years. And it is not just about the temperature. The climate will change differently in different regions. The changes include flooding due to intense rainfall, excessively scattered drought, rise in the sea level, ocean acidification, rapid ice-thawing in the polar regions, and many more. There are recently been a lot of examples of the mind-bending and extreme weather changes worldwide. In the last few weeks, Europe, China, and India have been hit by massive floods, Siberia has been blanketed by toxic smoke plumes and there was a hellish fire in Greece and Turkey.
The U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated, “Today’s IPCC Working Group 1 Report is a red code for humanity.” He added later on that “the alarm bells are deafening, and the evidence is irrefutable: greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel burning and deforestation are choking our planet and putting billions of people at immediate risk.”