UN Issues Warning: Global Heating Could Reach 'Hellish' 3°C Ahead of Cop28
UN Warns of "Hellish" 3°C Global Heating Ahead of Cop28 Climate Summit
As the crucial Cop28 climate summit approaches in the United Arab Emirates, the UN issues a stark warning that the world is on a trajectory for a devastating 3°C of global heating. Current carbon-cutting policies are deemed insufficient, with temperature records already shattered in 2023.
Intensifying heatwaves, floods, and droughts have claimed lives globally, prompting urgent action.
The UN Environment Programme report emphasizes the need for more ambitious policies, stating that even with promised future measures, the limit could only be shaved by 0.1°C. Achieving the 1.5°C target requires cutting 22 billion tonnes of CO2 by 2030 – equivalent to 42% of global emissions. The UN calls for bolder actions at Cop28 to avert a climate crisis.