The action advised is global in scope.
This article is based on corporate postings and accredited media reports. Linked information within this article is attributed to the following outlets: NASA.gov, NYT.com, and UN.org.
On their website, NASA distinguishes between terms “climate change” and “global warming,” as well as “weather” and “climate.” See link here for “Overview: Weather, Global Warming and Climate Change.”
From the article: “Climate change” and “global warming” are often used interchangeably but have distinct meanings. Similarly, the terms "weather" and "climate" are sometimes confused, though they refer to events with broadly different spatial- and timescales. Weather refers to atmospheric conditions that occur locally over short periods of time—from minutes to hours or days. Familiar examples include rain, snow, clouds, winds, floods or thunderstorms. Climate, on the other hand, refers to the long-term regional or even global average of temperature, humidity and rainfall patterns over seasons, years or decades.
NASA also states, in another website entry, that the modern day scientific consensus is the earth is indeed warming. See here for explanation which, despite a plethora today of highly-attributed media reports warning of an imminent threat, has become a bone of contention among political parties.
Regardless of politics, however, now comes new word that a major United Nations panel has issued a warning, and a timeline, regarding global warming crisis mode.
Let us explore further.
Climate Change, 2023
According to a March 20th report from the New York Times, entitled “Earth to Hit Critical Warming Threshold by Early 2030s, Climate Panel Says,” our planet has only a decade or so to pause or reverse course before global warming becomes untenable.
As excerpted from the report: Earth is likely to cross a critical threshold for global warming within the next decade, and nations will need to make an immediate and drastic shift away from fossil fuels to prevent the planet from overheating dangerously beyond that level, according to a major new report released on Monday.
The New York Times report goes on to state: There is still one last chance to shift course, the new report says. But it would require industrialized nations to join together immediately to slash greenhouse gases roughly in half by 2030 and then stop adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere altogether by the early 2050s. If those two steps were taken, the world would have about a 50 percent chance of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
For further information as to the panel’s findings, see UN.org.
This is a developing story. In the event of pertinent updates to this matter, inclusive of progress and official announcements of milestone dates, I will share them here on NewsBreak.
Thank you for reading.
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