UN warns: Greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced by 40 to 70 percent

The latest draft of the United Nations report states that by the middle of the 21st century, it is necessary to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 to 70 percent in order to mitigate the trend of global warming that is already affecting the climate in all parts of the world.

According to the report, which summarizes the results of three scientific studies conducted under the auspices of the UN in the past year, the governments of more than 200 countries should reach a global agreement on combating climate change at the summit in Paris in late 2015, Reuters reports.

The report states that existing emission reduction commitments will not be enough to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius above the level of average global temperature during the pre-industrial period. The UN has set an upper limit for allowed warming of two degrees Celsius until 2100, because they believe that any even greater warming could lead to a climate catastrophe – rising sea levels, tropical heat waves, and unprecedented storms and floods.

The average global temperature on the Earth’s surface has risen by about 0.8 degrees Celsius since the beginning of the industrial revolution in the mid-19th century, according to a draft report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

“Significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions to limit warming to two degrees Celsius are still possible, but this will require overcoming significant technological, economic, institutional and cultural challenges,” the draft report said. was to be published in Copenhagen on 2 November.

In order for there to be any prospects of limiting warming to two degrees Celsius, by 2050 global emissions of greenhouse gases, mainly from burning fossil fuels, should be reduced by 40 to 70 percent, the report said.

To make this possible, it is necessary to triple or quadruple the share of energy produced in solar, nuclear and wind power plants. The IPCC states in the report that it is 95 percent certain that the main reason for global warming is human influence, although opinion polls show that many people doubt the research and believe that it is a natural phenomenon.

The latest draft of the United Nations report states that by the middle of the 21st century, it is necessary to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 to 70 percent in order to mitigate the trend of global warming that is already affecting the climate in all parts of the world.

According to the report, which summarizes the results of three scientific studies conducted under the auspices of the UN in the past year, the governments of more than 200 countries should reach a global agreement on combating climate change at the summit in Paris in late 2015, Reuters reports.

The report states that existing emission reduction commitments will not be enough to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius above the level of average global temperature during the pre-industrial period. The UN has set an upper limit for allowed warming of two degrees Celsius until 2100, because they believe that any even greater warming could lead to a climate catastrophe – rising sea levels, tropical heat waves, and unprecedented storms and floods.

The average global temperature on the Earth’s surface has risen by about 0.8 degrees Celsius since the beginning of the industrial revolution in the mid-19th century, according to a draft report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

“Significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions to limit warming to two degrees Celsius are still possible, but this will require overcoming significant technological, economic, institutional and cultural challenges,” the draft report said. was to be published in Copenhagen on 2 November.

In order for there to be any prospects of limiting warming to two degrees Celsius, by 2050 global emissions of greenhouse gases, mainly from burning fossil fuels, should be reduced by 40 to 70 percent, the report said.

To make this possible, it is necessary to triple or quadruple the share of energy produced in solar, nuclear and wind power plants. The IPCC states in the report that it is 95 percent certain that the main reason for global warming is human influence, although opinion polls show that many people doubt the research and believe that it is a natural phenomenon.