Juan G. R., Juan P. J. A. and Juan G. R., Climate Summit against global warming and climate change in NY.
Water and Irrigation Vol.: 10, No. 1: 19-20, October 1, 2019, Spain
The UN-organized climate summit in New York on September 23 is key to assessing future prospects in the fight against global warming and climate change. They have stolen my dreams and my childhood with their empty words, said the young activist Greta Thunberg at the opening of the climate summit, her sincere behavior has served to give impetus to a global movement of student protests against the lack of action of international leaders to curb global warming, It is necessary to increase the budgets dedicated by different countries to combat climate change, global warming and environmental pollution of air, land and water in order to achieve sustainable development, guarantee the future of humanity and the planet.
The UN-organized climate summit in New York on September 23 is key to determining the prospects for future success in the fight against global warming and climate change. The meeting has been organized by the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, to evaluate the promises and climate action plans implemented by governments since the Paris Agreement in 2015.
The UN requires the measures taken by each of countries to curb the successive extreme climatic effects and prevent worse consequences of global warming. Countries must submit their new climate action contributions by the end of 2020, as a deadline. The latest reports by UN experts suggest that the current contributions announced by around 70 countries are far from the objectives of the Paris Agreement..
. They have stolen my dreams and my childhood with their empty words, said young activist Greta Thunberg at the opening of the United Nations climate summit in New York. It’s only been a year since the name of Greta Thunberg began to appear in the media. Since then, the 16-year-old Swede went from being news for missing school to protest in front of her country’s Parliament, to becoming a true leader in the fight against climate change. With the enormous international recognition acquired, this activist against climate change has been able to give a boost to a global movement of student protests against the lack of action of international leaders to curb global warming. First, students were mobilized, finally students and cities as a whole, with more than 150 countries participating.
Famous phrases of Greta during the climate summit at the United Nations:
-I don’t want you to have hope, I want you to panic.
-We are facing the sixth mass extinction and the extinction rate is 10,000 times faster than normal.
-Our parents argue about the end of Game of Thrones while the planet burns.
-I want them to listen to scientists, I want them to join behind science and then I want them to act.
-Please keep your compliments, we don’t want them
In Paris at the world climate summit in 2015, it was agreed to stop the increase in temperatures below 2 º C compared to pre-industrial levels and even make an effort to contain it at 1.5 º.
But currently greenhouse gas emissions continue to grow and if you do not act with greater demand, the thermometers will rise at least 3 º C, which predicts greater climatic damage by heat waves, thaws, sea level rises, increased activity of cyclones, tornadoes and storms and other extreme phenomena.
. Under the current commitment of the Paris Agreement, the signatory countries (all but the US) have a deadline until the end of 2020 to update or improve promises, contributions or national climate action plans. The first binding global climate agreement in Paris was signed by 195 countries.
Guterres urges countries to stop fossil fuel subsidies, stop building coal plants from 2020 and set a price for carbon emissions to discourage the use of fossil fuels such as coal, oil, gas, today highly bonuses it also asks governments to activate measures towards an energy transition to take more rapid steps towards renewable energy sources.
The overall objective, demanded by the experts, is to achieve that by the year 2050 climate neutrality is achieved: that is, that the balance of gas emissions be reduced considerably. The European Union has been at the head of the movement, dedicating a large budget to fight against climate change, global warming and pollution.
It is necessary to increase the budgets that the different countries dedicate to fight against climate change, global warming and environmental pollution of the air, land, terrestrial waters and seas and oceans, in order to achieve sustainable development, guarantee the future of humanity as well as fauna and flora that lives with us and protect the planet Earth.