The world is on the verge of catastrophe, warning government climate change officials


Alok Sharma said the government's report, released Monday, would be

Alok Sharma said a government report released Monday would be the “most severe warning ever” about what the future holds-Getty Images.

President Cop26, the world is “dangerously approaching” the time-out to avoid catastrophic climate change Alok Sharma Said.

Sharma, who is tasked with successful climate change negotiations in Glasgow, said it was “catastrophic” not to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

In an interview with GuardianSharma said the intergovernmental panel’s report on climate change, due out Monday, would be “the toughest warning ever” about what the future holds.

“I see what’s happening all over the world every day. Last year was the hottest on record and the last decade has been the hottest on record,” he said.

“It must be the moment to do this right,” he added, “I can’t afford to wait two, five, or ten years. This is the moment.”

“I don’t think it’s time out, but I think it’s dangerously approaching when it might run out,” Sharma said.

“Unless we act now (from the IPCC report), we unfortunately get a very clear warning that we will run out of time.”

“Each country must act now, as only a small part of the rise in bachelor’s degree makes a difference,” he added.

“We are seeing impact all over the world- In england Or the terrible floods or forest fires seen in Europe and China, the record temperatures seen in North America. “

“Every day, you’ll see somehow new highs recorded around the world.”

Fires associated with environmental changes caused by global warming are rampant in Greece and parts of Europe-Reuters

Fires associated with environmental changes caused by global warming are rampant in Greece and parts of Europe-Reuters

However, despite his strong warning, Sharma refused to condemn plans for a new oil field off Shetland. It has the potential to extract an additional 150-170 million barrels.

The Cambo oil field may be approved before Glasgow and may operate in the future by 2050.

Elsewhere, the government has refused to exclude new licenses for North Sea oil and gas or new cumbria coal mines.

The International Energy Agency said in May that there should be no new investment in oil and gas projects and coal-fired power plants from this year in hopes of limiting global warming to 1.5 ° C.

However, Sharma refused to criticize the UK government’s plans for further fossil fuel extraction, saying: [fossil fuel] The license will have to follow the fact that the law promises to be net zero by 2050. “

“There will be a climate check on the license,” he added.

Former business secretary was accused of flying volume since the New Year this week to hash transactions with countries that are holding back on emissions targets.

However, despite cries of “hypocrites” from political rivals, the green group refused to blame him, and the government was stubborn in his defense.

Mr. Sharma Guardian: “I hold a lot of virtual meetings every week, but meeting in person with individual ministers is very important and influential.

“Building personal relationships that are very important for building consensus makes a crucial difference.”

He added in the negotiations that he was “throwing the kitchen sink.”

The Cop26 Climate Change Conference will be held in Glasgow from October 31st to November 12th.