1-minute News | UN warns about global warming, expecting increase of 1.5°C by 2030
According to a major new report issued on Monday, Earth is projected to cross a critical barrier for global warming within the next ten years, and nations will need to undertake an immediate and radical shift away from fossil fuels to save the planet from overheating dangerously beyond that level.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a group of scientists assembled by the United Nations, released a report that provides the most thorough analysis of how the planet is changing to date. According to their new report, as long as people continue to use coal, oil, and natural gas, it is predicted that there is a 50-50 chance that average world temperatures will increase by 1.5 degrees Celsius beyond preindustrial levels sometime in "the first part of the 2030s."
Following the release of the report, the United Nations Development Programme issued a statement emphasizing the need for immediate political action to determine the future of people and the planet.