Our entire ecosystem is on the verge of collapse, Almost 1 million species of flora and fauna may get extinct in the coming years. This extinction can also be categorized as the largest ever ecological loss humans have seen. The past decade has been the warmest in recorded history, Deadly wildfires, hurricanes, extreme weather events, migration and hunger in many parts of the world are no more an occurrence of once in a while, we witness acts of this kind happening often. Along with it, we are watching Ice caps melting, Rise in Sea levels, and survival of island nations, threatened. As per experts and reports studied, We now have less than a decade to significantly control carbon emissions and avoid loss of Ecosystem. From where we are standing, we desperately need to decrease global emissions by half by 2030. According to another study, we must cut emissions by 7.6% every year for the next 10 years to limit the surge to 1.5 degrees only.
The UN in 2020 formed a road map for action and the Sec-Gen continues to serve as a moral compass, pushing countries and other actors to do more now, And the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid did not do much to positively support the cause neither directly nor indirectly.
All the participating countries are expected to reduce further emissions under the Paris Agreement. However, the countries who pledged as of now do not account for even 10% of total emissions. At current rates, if continued the temperatures will rise more than 3 degrees in this century.
An agreement must be formed in order to protect and preserve our natural environment, support individual actions, and encourage private sector, regional governments and civil organizations. What seems to be a ray of good hope, Today we see, Individuals, including the younger generation and tomorrow’s leaders, are taking to the streets for climate action.
India was ranked fourth among the list of countries most affected by climate change in 2015. India is getting warmer by the year, If sustainable measures are not taken, we can see catastrophe anytime.