United Nations Red Alert on Climate Change After Record Heat and Ice Melt

The article “UN weather agency issues ‘red alert’ on climate change after record heat, ice-melt increases in 2023″ discusses the latest report from the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations on the global climate change crisis. The report highlights the alarming rate at which global temperatures are rising and the resulting catastrophic consequences on our planet. The WMO Secretary-General emphasizes the urgent need for immediate action to mitigate the effects of climate change, as the window of opportunity to avert a climate catastrophe is rapidly closing.

Further, the report warns that without significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, the world is on track to exceed the 1.5-degree Celsius threshold set by the Paris Agreement within the next two decades. This will lead to more frequent and extreme weather events, rising sea levels, and widespread disruption to ecosystems and human populations worldwide.

In response to these findings, the report calls for more substantial and ambitious commitments from world leaders to reduce emissions and transition to renewable energy sources. It also stresses the importance of adaptation measures to protect vulnerable communities from the impacts of climate change. Overall, the report is a stark reminder of the urgent need for immediate and sustained global action to address the climate crisis before it is too late.

(Source: Keaten, Jamey, and Seth Borenstein. “UN weather agency issues ‘red alert’ on climate change after record heat, ice-melt increases in 2023.” AP News, AP News, 19 Mar. 2024, apnews.com/article/wmo-un-climate-global-change-report-warming.)

About ClimaTwin®

ClimaTwin® is the leading climate risk intelligence solution for infrastructure assets and the built environment. To learn more, please visit www.climatwin.com today.

© 2024 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin® is a registered trademark of ClimaTwin Corp. The ClimaTwin logos, ClimaTwin Solutions™, and Future-proofing assets today for tomorrow’s climate extremes™ are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.


Subscribe to the ClimaTwin Newsletter

Join us today and get exclusive updates about climate risk intelligence.

You have Successfully Subscribed!