U.S. pledges to help other countries mitigate climate change

The US will help other countries to mitigate climate change and will provide humanitarian assistance to victims of natural disasters. This is stated in the “Interim National Security Strategy Guidance” published on March 3 on the website of the White House.

“The climate crisis has been shaping up for centuries. The U.S. and the world will face increasing extreme weather and environmental events. If we do not act immediately, we will miss the last opportunity to avoid the terrible health, economic and security consequences of climate change,” the document states.

The U.S. is scheduled to convene “the world’s largest economies” in the coming months, prompting them to step up efforts on climate change, in particular in reducing emissions.

Earlier, on February 25, it became known that a group of scientists from Germany, Ireland and Britain concluded that over the past hundred years there has been an unprecedented slowdown of the Atlantic Meridional Circulation (AMOC) and its main element – the Gulf Stream.

The authors of the study noted that the weakening of the Gulf Stream is associated with changes in the climate system caused by human activity. Among the main consequences – a unique cooling in the northern Atlantic Ocean, where over the past hundred years, formed the so-called cold spot that blocks the transfer of heat, as well as rising sea levels off the East Coast of the United States.

According to Alexei Kokorin, head of the climate program of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the slowdown of the Gulf Stream is local.