The United Nations is coming up with a horror scenario for the future of the planet, a kind of apocalypse that will be triggered by two major causes. And one of them is the coronavirus pandemic.
Climate change has been threatening the future of the planet for some time, and in the absence of drastic measures, the future of mankind was in question anyway. In the meantime, however, the UN warns that another not insignificant one has been superimposed on the already existing dangers: it is the coronavirus pandemic.
In this context, the United Nations is sending a bleak and frightening warning: Earth could become an “uninhabitable hell” because of global warming and the pandemic. There are solutions for managing both situations. It’s just that time is short.
The clock is ticking.
UN warning: Earth will become “uninhabitable hell”
According to experts, the increase in the number of climate disasters, along with the COVID-19 pandemic, shows that political and economic leaders fail to stop the transformation of the planet into an “uninhabitable hell” for millions of people. And the numbers say it all.
In the last two decades alone, the number of disasters caused by extreme weather events has almost doubled to 6,681, up from 3,656 between 1980 and 1999, according to a UN report. Increasingly severe floods and storms accounted for about four-fifths of all natural disasters in the period 2000-2019, to which was added an increase in periods of drought, fires and heat waves.
“We are deliberately destructive. This is the only conclusion that can be reached. COVID-19 is just the latest evidence that political and business leaders are not yet in agreement with the world around them, “said Mami Mizutori, the UN Secretary-General’s special representative. to reduce disaster risks.
Coronavirus, a real danger
The report notes that almost none of the countries have taken enough steps to prevent a wave of deaths and illnesses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, despite calls from experts and UN agencies.
“It is mind-boggling to willingly and knowingly continue to sow the seeds of our own destruction, despite the science and evidence that we are turning our only home into an uninhabitable hell for millions of people. It all comes down to governance if we want to rid this planet of the scourge of poverty, the continued loss of species and biodiversity, the explosion of urban risk and the worst consequences of global warming, “the report said.
In this context, UN experts believe that governments need to show leadership and deliver on the results of the promises made in 2015 under the Paris Agreement to Climate Change, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Management and Global Development Goals to end in 2030.