Nations approve UN report on climate change impacts

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(VOVWORLD) - After two weeks of discussion, 200 nations on Sunday approved a new UN climate change report detailing the accelerating impacts of global warming.
Nations approve UN report on climate change impacts - ảnh 1Smoke rises from an oil refinery in Houston, Texas, the US, on April 20, 2020. (Photo: AFP/VNA)

According to the report, species extinction, ecosystem collapse, mosquito-borne diseases, deadly heatwaves, water shortages, and reduced crop yields are already measurably worse due to global warming.

Just in the last year the world has seen a cascade of unprecedented floods, heatwaves, and wildfires across four continents.

The 2015 Paris deal calls for capping global warming at less than 2 degrees Celsius, and ideally less than 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Last August, another report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on the physical science of human-caused climate change found that global warming is virtually certain to exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius, probably within a decade.