It’s a code red for humanity, âthe United Nations Secretary-General warned when a massive report on climate change was released on August 8, acknowledging that human activities are responsible for the rise in temperatures. Emission control is the panacea, writes AMIT PARKASH SINGH
The Secretary General’s harsh words remind me of the famous play, The Tempest, written over five centuries ago by the famous actor, poet and playwright William Shakespeare. At that time, the problems might not have been so bad, but the writer felt that the exploitation of natural treasures might end sooner or later. This piece gives a perspective similar to the current eco-critical interpretation of the nature and role of man and the overexploitation of natural resources. In the play, a native of the country reminds the owner of the land that “This island is mine, by Sycorax my mother, that you take from me.” â¦ – All the charms of Sycorax, toads, beetles, bats, light on you! For I am all the subjects you have, Who first was my own king; and here you lock me in this hard rock, while you take me away from the rest of the island â. Later, the owner of the land realizes his greed, his power to hypnotize the workers and realizes that the exploitation of nature is not good. He returns to his townhouse.
It is clear that indulgence in the control of natural resources only leads to natural crises akin to the current plunder of nature.
The UN report is a revelation for all country leaders and key CEOs of multinational companies to think through the issues and follow the guidelines. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has warned nations that if there is no global consensus to make the world carbon-free, the devastation of nature will not stop. Human influence and indulgence have threatened the atmosphere, oceans, space and land.
The authors hired to prepare the report on behalf of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change claimed that it was the sixth global scientific assessment since 1990. The 3,940-page report with all tables, maps, graphics and statistics is the result of rigorous and hard work of more than two hundred scientists from different countries after thousands of experiments and studies. This report is considered to be completely authentic and it intends to establish a strong global consensus among the heads of countries before the next UN conference of UNSCOP 26. This conference was previously scheduled to take place from 9 to 19 November 2020 in Glasgow in Scotland but it was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is now to be held from November 1 to 12, 1921.
It is believed that this report would be able to reprimand the leaders who were signatories of the Paris Conference by pledging to reduce green gas emissions to keep global warming below 20 Â° C. In the Paris Agreement, 197 heads of nations had participated, and they had agreed to reduce rising global temperatures. The young Swedish environmentalist praised the report and said people should only rely on scientists and their reports to save themselves from nature’s fury. âI myself follow their guidelines in my simple life. I cycle to college and buy second-hand dresses so I can help save this environment. Greta Thunberg said on the study.
Scientists say it is necessary to understand global warming and climate change. These are different but capable of destroying nature. Climate change is a long-term alteration of typical temperature and weather conditions, while global warming refers to the increase in global temperature due to the increasing concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. For the record, India is the third biggest polluter in the world. The benchmark is to keep the temperature of global warming at 1.50C. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also emphasized the use of hydroelectric power while speaking from the ramparts of the Red Fort in New Delhi.
Experts believe that global warming is causing the world’s ice to melt. This is because the North Pole and South Pole of Earth are under pressure from global warming. Melting ice contributes to sea level rise. Heat melts glaciers and sea ice changes its precipitation patterns and forces animals to move. The recent rapid climatic disasters in the world have warned mankind. Severe flooding in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Greece, China and India are examples of disasters to come. The large wildfires in California in the United States, Canada and even in cold places on earth like Siberia are warning signs for us. Climate change has led to extreme flooding, experts say, but the situation is so dire that even exact predictions in advance were not possible. It was a combination of extremely heavy rains and a slow thunderstorm that contributed to the flooding.
Greek Prime Minister Kyrikos Mitsotakis appreciated the UN report and expressed his desire to implement it to save the environment. His main concern was the rapid spread of forest fires. However, he said more than six hundred kilometers of forest land is currently engulfed in fire, although countries affected by the fire and the EU are helping to put out the fire.
In India, there are reports that alert us to the dangers of melting glaciers in the Himalayan region and on coastal towns, which can partially submerge, if there is a considerable rise in sea level. reports, the coastal state of Goa, famous for its beaches, could be affected. Likewise, Chennai and Kolkata can be flooded. This year, abnormal rains and flooding could be the result of climate change. Neighboring Pakistan, Karachi, experienced the highest rainfall. In the United States, at least 26 cities, including New York and San Francisco, are the most vulnerable to climate change. On the other hand, there are cases when the winter becomes more severe. Earlier this year, the Netherlands experienced their first major snowstorm in at least a decade.
“The White House appreciates this UN report on climate change.” said John Kerry, the president’s special envoy on climate change. He said leaders from more than 96 countries would meet shortly. During the meeting, the global environmental situation would be reviewed and their proposals to make the world carbon-free and a total ban on the use of fossil fuels would be discussed. Nations need to use more hydropower and focus on the use of natural renewable energies. He appreciated that China is economically stronger and that its ambition is to be a strong power. He works conscientiously on these issues. We need to check how China is working on its green belt initiative.
To strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change, it is urgent to ensure significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in order to keep global warming below 1.50 Â° C. During the years 2030-2050. Only then can the threat of droughts, longer dry spells, floods, storms, forest fires, melting ice at the north and south poles and the Himalayas be ruled out. The Red Code is a harsh and brutal expression because there are dangers of poverty and sustainable development. The scientist hopes emissions can be reduced by 2030 and reach net zero by the middle of this century. It would be good. Great environmentalist, philanthropist and advocate Sir David Attenborough sums it up: âCherish the natural world because you are part of it. And you depend on it.