Sunday, August 15, 2021

3542. The UN Sounds Red Alert on the Climate Crisis: Interview with Kamran Nayeri (in Farsi)

By Kamran Nayeri and Arash Kamangar, Barbari TV, August 12, 2021

Wildfires in Australia, February 4, 2021

"Global greenhouse gas emissions must peak in the next four years, coal and gas-fired power plants must close in the next decade and lifestyle and behavioural changes will be needed to avoid climate breakdown, according to the leaked draft of a report from the world’s leading authority on climate science.

"Rich people in every country are overwhelmingly more responsible for global heating than the poor, with SUVs and meat-eating singled out for blame, and the high-carbon basis for future economic growth is also questioned.

"The leak is from the forthcoming third part of the landmark report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the first part of which was published on Monday, warning of unprecedented changes to the climate, some of them irreversible. The document, called the sixth assessment report, is divided into three parts: the physical science of climate change; the impacts and ways of reducing human influence on the climate."  (The Guardian, August 12, 2021) 

Meanwhile, The New York Times reports:

"Leaders of vulnerable countries, as well as activists, said Monday’s blistering United Nations report must galvanize global action. But major emitters are dragging their heels."


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