Humanity is at a turning point on climate change –

In his speech to the UN, Boris Johnson said that in 40 days, the climate summit of global leaders will be “a turning point for humanity”.

warned that it was. global temperature rises It was already inevitable, but he urged his fellow leaders to make big changes to prevent further climate change.

The four areas that need to be tackled are “coal, cars, cash and trees,” he said.

Countries must take responsibility for “the destruction we have caused not only to our planet, but to ourselves”.

“It’s time for humanity to grow,” he said before England. COP26 summit in Glasgow.

The British prime minister said it was time to listen to the warnings of world scientists. “If you want dismal scientists to be proven right, look at Covid.”

this comes later There has been a high and alarming increase in both deforestation and fires in the previous decadeAccording to data from Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE), the annual reduction in forest area is close to 6,500 square kilometers.

Setting the tone for the November meeting, he said, countries must make “significant changes” by the end of this decade if the world is to curb further global temperature rise.

“I passionately believe we can do this by committing to four areas: coal, cars, cash and woods,” he said.

Boris Johnson praises Chinese President Xi Jinping for the final word on stopping building new coal-fired power plants in other countries.

But he appealed to China, which produces. 28% of all global greenhouse gas emissions, to go further and end domestic coal use, saying the UK is proof that this can be achieved.

The UK used coal to generate 25% of all its electricity five years ago, but that figure is now up to 2%. Boris Johnson said that by 2024 the use of coal will be completely eliminated.

The prime minister also said that he does not see any conflict with the green movement. capitalism“The whole experience of the Covid pandemic is that the way to solve the problem is through breakthroughs and investments made possible by science and innovation, capitalism and the free market.”

“We have the tools for a green industrial revolution, but time is short,” he said.

Elsewhere, the prime minister made a number of calls to other leaders for action, including:

  • Allowing only zero-emission vehicles to be sold worldwide by 2040
  • Each country should reduce its carbon emissions by 68% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels
  • collectively commit to achieving carbon neutrality (or net zero) by the middle of the century
  • End coal energy use in developing countries by 2040 and in the developed world by 2030
  • Stop and reverse tree and biodiversity loss by 2030.

This is a National Highway Precautionary measure given to climate activists who closed parts of the M25 Motorway to traffic. The measure will go into effect later today and means anyone violating the order could face jail time.

Amid serious warnings, the Prime Minister also tried to grade comedy on some points, including saying Kermit the Frog was wrong when singing the song. It’s Not Easy To Be Green.

Boris Johnson reiterated that the world must reduce the rise in global average temperatures to 1.5C. 2015 Paris agreement.

But the world is already 1 degree warmer compared to pre-industrial levels.

“If we continue on the current path, temperatures will rise by 2.7 degrees or more by the end of the century,” Johnson said.

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