What is Global Burning? How it Replaced Global Warming?

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivered a very strong message regarding the climate conditions. While delivering a speech at the UN headquarters in New York, he said “The era of global warming has ended; the era of global boiling has arrived.” 

What is Global Warming? 

Global warming is the phenomena in which the air temperatures of the earth has been increased over the past years. This happens because of a lot of human activities like fossil fuel burning that traps the heat and the greenhouse gas levels in the Earth’s atmosphere. 

On the other hand Global boiling is the adverse effect of global warming that includes intense heat waves and extreme weather conditions. 

Global boiling also includes constantly scorching heat. In global boiling, the extreme weather conditions are irreversible which has a dangerous potential of disrupting the usual course of nature and destroying the human life and the wild life. 

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres emphasised on the fresh data received by the European Union and The World Meteorological Organization that declared July as the hottest month. 

He also described the intense heat situations that are being experienced by the people in the Northern Hemisphere and named it ‘cruel summer’. He also predicted that July 2023 is is expected to break all the records of being the hottest month of the year. 

He said “For vast parts of North America, Asia, Africa and Europe, it is a cruel summer,” and further added “For the entire planet, it is a disaster.”

He also said that climate change is a reality now rather than being a threat. We’ve entered the era in which the consequences of climate change are immediate and severe. It is terrifying to see how different parts of the world are experiencing global warming at an alarming rate which can take lives of many. 

Addressing the issue of severe climate change, he mentioned “All this is entirely consistent with predictions and repeated warnings. The only surprise is the speed of the change. Climate change is here. It is terrifying, and it is just the beginning.”

Antonio also urged the world leaders to take adequate steps to curb the pollution and stop waiting for others to take an action. He also asked them to commit themselves to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040.

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