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Dear MEL Topic Readers,
It’s getting more likely the world will reach a climate tipping point in the next five years
Though not as hot as the 2016 record year, 2020 was the second warmest year on record. The global average temperature of the year was 1.2 degrees above the pre-industrial baseline. Now, post-pandemic economic recoveries have already be seen in some countries, more greenhouse gasses are being emitted. The World Meteorological Organization, WMO, has recently warned that the world is going to have one or more warmest years in the next five years, one of which is likely to reach 1.5 degrees above the baseline. Will the Paris Climate goal, which is to limit the temperature increase within two degrees above pre-industrial temperatures met by 2050?
Since increasing temperatures cause more melting ice, higher sea levels, more heatwaves, and other extreme weather, there will be significant impacts on food security, health, the environment, and sustainable development. While the world is working on achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) committed at the United Nations, many countries are setting higher priorities to contain and recover from the coronavirus. The good news is that investments in renewable energies and greener transportation are being accelerated around the world. The balance between human consciousness and emotion affects other creatures and the environment of our planet.
Enjoy reading the article and learn about this historical challenge to human beings.