The Earth awaits an irreversible catastrophe because of global warming, the planet will cross the critical temperature threshold in 2030. This was stated in the report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of the United Nations (UN) on Saturday, August 7.
According to the organization’s experts, the Earth’s temperature limit could be breached if carbon dioxide emissions are not cut in half by 2030 and completely by 2050.
In the coming decades, the planet will be shaken by hurricanes and widespread fires. Many consequences will be almost unavoidable. So, oceans will continue to warm and become more acidic. Mountain and polar glaciers will melt at a faster rate. And by 2100, extreme phenomena associated with sea level rise, occurring about once every hundred years, will occur at least once a year, the report says.
“If we join forces now, we can prevent climate catastrophe. But as today’s report makes clear, there is no time for delay and no room for excuses,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in the document.