23 Nov Climate is heading for ‘hellish’ conditions says UN secretary
Ahead of the COP28 climate summit in Dubai next week, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said the world is on track for ‘hellish’ warming this century.
Recently, a giant hole in the Ozone has been found above Antarctica, with reports claiming the Earth will warm by 3 Celsius compared with pre-industrial levels, largely due to carbon emissions from human activity.
Moreover, provisional figures show average air temperatures reached 3.7F (2.06C) on November 18.
The climate continues to warm, with the air temperature hitting a global average of 2 Celsius, more than the average for between 1850 and 1900. This year, the ‘hellish’ conditions discussed by the United Nations Secretary-General were seen across Canada, as the sky turned black with smoke for weeks on end and hundreds of thousands of lives were affected.
Mr Guterres has said humanity is ‘addicted’ to fossil fuels, which he described as the ‘poisoned root’ of the climate crisis.
‘We can either save our world or condemn humanity to a hellish future,’ he said.
‘We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot on the accelerator.’