‘A code red for humanity’ — that’s how United Nations Secretary Antonio Guterres describes a devastating landmark review into climate change.
For the first time the report states unequivocally that human activity is changing the planet in unprecedented and irreversible ways. Global scientists are calling for the immediate and sweeping reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. CGTN’s Toni Waterman has a report from Brussels.
To discuss climate change and the new report:
- John Englander is an oceanographer, climate analyst and author.
- Changhua Wu is Executive Director of the Professional Association for China’s Environment.
- Sweta Chakraborty is president of U.S. operations for “We Don’t Have Time”. That’s the social network that launched environmental activist Greta Thunberg.
- Kim Cobb is an award-winning climate scientist at Georgia Tech and a lead author of the UN panel’s report.
Global warming will get progressively worse and cannot be stopped over the next 30 years, a major new UN report has concluded, because the world's nations delayed so long in curbing emissions. A hotter future is now essentially locked in.https://t.co/tMnu8VJMpo
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 9, 2021
UN report warns against human-induced ‘irreversible’ climate change – Global Times https://t.co/ggtNBe0zaA
— जंगेको खलक (@deepkunwar2) August 10, 2021
Heating from humans has caused irreparable damage to the Earth that may get worse in coming decades, UN climate report finds https://t.co/Wfb0RKtNbT
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) August 9, 2021