Ten days before the opening of COP28, the world conference on climate change, which begins on 30 November in Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Unep, the organisation in charge of the United Nations environment programme, is sounding a new alarm on the foreseeable rise in temperature by the end of the century. At the current rate of greenhouse gas emissions, the planet is on track for +2.9°C of warming by 2100. It could be contained, at best, to 2.5°C provided that all the commitments made by countries between now and 2030 are followed to the letter, including the so-called "conditional" climate plans announced in particular by the least wealthy countries, but will only be committed if they benefit from adequate funding.
In addition, experts point out that the Earth's average temperature has climbed by 1.5°C since the beginning of the industrial era for 86 days this year until the beginning of October, at the end of the writing of the...
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