Next 10 years critical to cap global warming: Dr Morgan
November 7, 2019 4:10 pm
Global warming can be capped and is among one of the key messages from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Special Report on One Point Five Degree Celsius.
Global warming can be capped and is among one of the key messages from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Special Report on One Point Five Degree Celsius.
Lead author from the report of the Small States Chapter, Dr. Morgan Wairiu, says the signs are clear that if carbon emissions aren’t significantly reduced this decade, we face an uncertain future.
“So the report is quite clear in terms of the science, in order to cap the global average temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius then we need the net-zero emissions by 2050 or 45 percent reduction in the Green House Gases to 2010 level by 2030.”
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama who has been at the forefront of climate discussions calls climate change a global crisis.
In contrast to the US President, Donald Trump who this week announced that they would be formally withdrawing from the Paris Accord.
197 countries have signed up to the Paris Accord which outlines the need to curb emissions and allows members to determine their National Determined Contributions (NDCs) in this area.