Climate Change Crisis


Associated Press Staff

The UN has received new information on the developing climate change.

Brendan Guillen, Reporter

As of October 8, 2018, governments around the world are said to have until the year 2030 to prevent catastrophic climate change.

A report was issued earlier this week by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which states that the planet will increase by 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit without further measures. The change will result in the deaths of coral reefs, increased cases of death due to the heat and a rise in sea levels.

The changes required to limit the climate change are a reduction of current carbon emissions by 45%, With the United States being the biggest contributor to climate change, annual emission needs to decrease by 2.5 billion metric tons. In addition, 3.9 million square miles of forest need to be added by 2050.

International leaders are implored to make renewable energy 85% of electricity production along with ceasing coal use altogether.