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There is no rumour that climate pollution globally causes climate change worldwide. According to a United Nations report, the world and carbon-polluting nations remain “far behind” and are not doing nearly enough not even promising to do enough to reach any of the global goals limiting. The report tags climate pollution as ''greatly deficient". (Read More)

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There is no rumour that climate pollution globally causes climate change worldwide.

According to a United Nations report, the world and carbon-polluting nations remain “far behind” and are not doing nearly enough not even promising to do enough to reach any of the global goals limiting future warming.

The report tags climate pollution as ”greatly deficient”.

That “greatly deficient” inaction means the window is closing, but not quite shut yet, on efforts to keep future warming to just a few more tenths of a degree from now, according to Thursday’s Emissions Gap report from the United Nations Environment Programme.

On Thursday, the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres said:

Global and national climate commitments are falling pitifully short.

The report says:

We are headed for a global catastrophe.

Experts are saying:

The world is weaning itself from fossil fuels too slowly.

The head of Climate Analytics, Bill Hare examined what countries are promising and doing about carbon emissions. In his final analysis, he said:

The report confirms the utterly glacial pace of climate action, despite the looming precipice of climate tipping points we’re approaching.

The United Nations report further said – instead of limiting warming to 1.5 or 2 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels, the global goals set by the 2015 Paris agreement, the way the world is acting now, warming will hit 2.8 degrees (5 degrees Fahrenheit) by the year 2100, the United Nations report said.

Concrete pledges would bring that down to 2.6 degrees (4.7 degrees Fahrenheit). It’s already warmed 1.1 degrees (2 degrees Fahrenheit) since pre-industrial times.

However, an expert named Jackson said:

We’re failing by winning too slowly. Renewables are booming and cheaper than ever.

Climate and clean air: The UNEP and WMO Verdicts

United Nations Environment Protection (UNEP) Executive Director, Inger Anderson, in an interview with The Associated Press, said:

In all likelihood we will pass by 1.5.

We can still do it, but that means 45% emissions reductions by 2030.

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Secretary-General, Petteri Taalas said the United Nations weather agency has calculated that –there’s a 50% chance that the world will likely hit the 1.5-degree mark temporarily in the next five years and…

…in the next decade we’d be there on a more permanent basis.

The report said that by 2030 the U.S. law should prevent 1 billion metric tons of carbon emissions, which is much more than other nations’ efforts made this year.

Anderson of UNEP further said:

What we’re calling for is an accelerated pace because there are good things happening out there in a number of countries, but it’s just not fast enough and it’s not consistent enough,

In conclusion, overall to get to the emission cuts needed, the world needs to transform into a low-carbon economy, something that needs global investments of $4 trillion to $6 trillion a year.

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