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Tuesday, December 08, 2015
UN Chief: Global Warming ‘Not Visible,’ But We Still Need Global Treaty
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon admitted Monday that even if global warming can’t be seen or felt by humans, the world should still agree to an international treaty to cut carbon dioxide emissions. “We are living in a world of peril,” Ban tells Mashable, according to
ThinkProgress. “This climate change, even if it is not visible, is the
worst threat to human beings.” Ban wants countries to limit CO2 emissions to stem projected global
warming to just 2 degrees Celsius, the level beyond which
environmentalists say warming will be dangerous to civilization. Current
CO2 reduction pledges from countries, however, aren’t even close to
keeping global warming below 2 degrees based on some climate models — which have been consistently wrong about global warming. “This agreement should have a long term ambitious vision,” Ban says.
“Unfortunately, our world has a fever. The prescription should have a
2°C limit.” Ban also wants rich countries to pledge $100 billion a year to poor
countries to help them adapt to global warming and make sure countries
can be held accountable for CO2 and funding pledges...more