UN climate report warns world is on ‘fast track to disaster’

Geneva, Apr 4 (EFE).- The world will be “inhabitable” if governments don’t reassess their energy policies, United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, warned Monday following the publication of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.

The IPCC report showed that harmful carbon emissions from 2010 to 2019 were the highest in human history and that the world was on a “fast track to disaster”.

“This is not fiction or exaggeration. It is what science tells us will result from our current energy policies,” Guterres said in a video message.

The IPCC report said the time to keep global warming at the 1.5 degrees Celsius limit was “now or never” and urged governments to reduce their fossil fuel use, improve energy efficiency and increase the use of alternative fuels, such as hydrogen.

“Unless action is taken soon, some major cities will be underwater.

“We are on a pathway to global warming of more than double the 1.5C (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) limit agreed in Paris 2015,” Guterres warned.

Greenhouse gas emissions generated by human activity have increased “across all major sectors globally” since 2010, according to the IPCC report which was written by hundreds of leading scientists and agreed by 195 countries.

“We are at a crossroads. The decisions we make now can secure a liveable future,” said IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee. EFE


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