A new report warns that climate change could devastate the world’s largest economic powers by 2050, including the United Kingdom, the United States and Germany, if no action is taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (CMCC) Coinciding Climate Change Conference COP26 In Glasgow, which begins next Sunday.
And according to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”, he warns that the United Kingdom, the United States and Germany are among the countries that will be affected, as well as Canada, France, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, China and Russia.
Donatella Spano, from the Italian Research Center, said: CMCCFrom droughts, heat waves and rising sea levels, to dwindling food supplies and threats to tourism, these findings show how severely climate change is affecting the world’s largest economies, unless we act now.
The report estimated that G20 countries would lose 4% of their total economic output by 2050, and 8% by 2100 if emissions are not significantly reduced.
The G-20 countries themselves are also responsible for about 80% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
They all signed the Paris Agreement in 2015, which set a goal of keeping global temperature rise below 2°C (3.6°F) and ideally at 1.5°C (2.7°F).
The report found that the effects of global warming, including extreme heat and rising sea levels, are already causing death and damage to the world’s leading economies.
France and Indonesia could lose a fifth or more of their fishing due to rising ocean temperatures, while damage to coastal infrastructure from sea level rise could cost Japan $468bn (£339bn) and South Africa $945bn (684bn). billion pounds) by 2050, researchers estimate.
The report also warned that if global warming continues unabated, Europe will record 90,000 deaths from extreme heat each year by the end of this century, up from 2,700 today.