June 21, 2024

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Despite pandemic, global concentration of greenhouse gases sets record in 2020 |  National newspaper

Despite pandemic, global concentration of greenhouse gases sets record in 2020 | National newspaper

“Exceeding target temperatures will lead to global destabilization and endless suffering. We are nowhere near where science says we should be.”

The alert was from Desk HIM-HER-IT for the climate. to achieve a goal Paris AgreementEmissions are expected to be halved by 2030, but the report’s conclusion is that, based on promises made so far, they should reach the end of the decade 16% higher.

Another survey by the World Meteorological Organization also highlighted that we are far from the goals set in the landmark 2015 agreement.

The report found that greenhouse gas concentrations reached record levels last year, despite temporary reductions in emissions during lockdowns to contain the pandemic.

The World Meteorological Organization has sent a stern scientific message to negotiators who will represent about 200 countries in North America United Nations Climate Conference From next Sunday (31st). Even if emissions are quickly reduced to zero, high temperatures are likely to persist for decades.

Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization, Petri TalasHe showed great interest in the Amazon region.

“We’ve already seen some Alarming signs This, for example, The forest ecosystem, which used to be a major carbon sink, is now a source of carbon emissionsWhich is alarming.”

Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization – Photo: clone / national newspaper

“Anyone should differentiate between short-term economic benefits and long-term economic losses.”

National Institute for Space Research researcher Luciana Gatti led the study used in this excerpt from the report. It highlighted The most dramatic scenario is in Brazil.

“The Brazilian Amazon only manages to offset 18% of all human emissions. What’s worse is that our study runs through December 2018. This terrible acceleration that occurs in 2019, 2020 and 2021 has not entered. Because the scenario is dramatically worse.”