A major new report on climate change has dire warnings for the world.
The landmark U.N. report, compiled by a panel of more than 90 scientists from 40 countries, was issued this week. It warns of a potential crisis due to global warming that could hit by 2040.
So, is time running out to save the planet? And what actions do the scientists recommend to prevent a climate catastrophe?
CGTN’s Liling Tan reports.:
- Wael Hmaidan, executive director of Climate Action Network International.
- Wu Changhua, greater China director for The Climate Group
- Tyson Slocum, director of Public Citizen’s Energy Program
- Anjali Jaiswal, senior director of India, International Program for Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.
World leading scientists say we have 12 years to limit rising global temperatures to a maximum of 1.5 degrees Celsius C (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels.
— UN News (@UN_News_Centre) October 8, 2018
We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN https://t.co/DF1XMGqwLD
— The Guardian (@guardian) October 8, 2018
The climate crisis is closer than you think: A major UN report says that by 2040 we could see worsening food shortages and wildfires, and a mass die-off of coral reefs. https://t.co/9z1Tf3d7pp
— NYT Climate (@nytclimate) October 8, 2018
Next few years 'probably the most important in our history', scientists warn in hard-hitting new climate study. https://t.co/guR62UjWqQ
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) October 8, 2018