Scottish officials warn if the world does not attempt to prevent global warming, Scotland and many other parts of the world will face catastrophic consequences like “apocalyptic“.
Guardian cited Francesca Osowska, executive director of the Scottish Natural Heritage Agency, saying the world has only nearly a decade to transition to a low-carbon economy, before global warming has consequences. catastrophic, irreversible.
Ms. Osowska added that Scotland and other parts of the UK are facing very clear threats, and the situation can only be improved if countries take action before 2030.
“Imagine the end of the world when the water is polluted, the soil flows into mud; the towns and coastal villages are deserted after sea level rise and the coast is eroded; large areas of forestry only a few people are in rural areas, and there are no birds singing anymore, “said Osowska, director of the Scottish charity Royal Society of Edinburgh, on May 30.
“All of this is possible, and we can also highlight so many areas of the world that indifference has made such nightmares a reality,” she stressed.
According to the Osowska director, with the current level of greenhouse gas emissions, the global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius is almost inevitable, requiring people to adapt.
In order to prevent a worse scenario from happening, people must comprehensively change how to exploit natural resources for food production, towards more sustainable methods. In addition, the transport system and urban planning need to be built reasonably with many green spaces, the economy also needs to be significantly reformed.
Emphasizing the relationship between Earth’s climate and biodiversity, Ms. Osowska said in the past, this relationship has changed greatly.
“However, the current change is unprecedented and very unusual. Our activity breaks down the harmonious relationship between Earth and biodiversity which has existed for the last 10,000-15,000 years. Gas The post-Earth future may not be able to sustain the planet with billions of people and nature as it is today, “Ms. Osowska added.
The director of the Scottish Natural Heritage Agency said that to improve the situation, the world must convert 20% of agricultural land to forestry and many other measures such as increasing clean energy output by 50%.