A report from the United Nations state that global warming is getting worst and that no one can run and hide from it.
The UN who consider the report as a “code red for humanity” called on world leaders to do something to remedy it.
“It’s just guaranteed that it’s going to get worse,” said report co-author Linda Mearns, a senior climate scientist at the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research. “Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide,” Mearns added.
Despite the report, scientist remains hopeful that there is something can be done to address the increasing hot temperature around the world.
For instance, the authoritative Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) calls climate change human-caused and “unequivocal”.
It was learned that with crucial international climate negotiations coming up in Scotland in November, world leaders said the report is causing them to try harder to cut carbon pollution. U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken called it “a stark reminder.”
Moreover, the 3,000-plus-page report from 234 scientists states that warming is already accelerating sea-level rise and worsening extremes such as heatwaves, droughts, floods, and storms.
Tropical cyclones are getting stronger and wetter, while Arctic sea ice is dwindling in the summer and permafrost is thawing. All of these trends will get worse, the report said.
For example, the kind of heatwave that used to happen only once every 50 years now happens once a decade, and if the world warms another degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit), it will happen twice every seven years, the report said.