UN Report: Only Drastic Action Will Avert Consequences of Climate Change.
The United Nations' annual "emissions gap" report was released on Tuesday.
The report states that global temperatures are on track to rise by as much as 7° F by 2100.
Such a rise in temperature would lead to rising seas, a massive loss of coral reefs and unbearable heat in the world's hottest regions.
Our collective failure to act early and hard on climate change means we now must deliver deep cuts to emissions.
We need to catch up on the years in which we procrastinated, Inger Andersen, U.N.
Environment Program, via 'The Washington Post'.
Every year of delay beyond 2020 brings a need for faster cuts, which become increasingly expensive, unlikely and impractical, U.N.
Climate Change Report, via 'The Washington Post'.
To avert the bleak predictions, the report finds that global greenhouse gasses must begin to fall annually by almost 8% beginning in 2020.
In the past decade, global emissions have seen an annual rise of 1.5%.
Carbon emission in the U.S. rose 2.7% in 2018, due to the Trump administration's rollback of Obama-era regulations concerning climate.
Investment in renewable energy by developing nations and in China has also dropped dramatically