Scientific resources being adopted continuously are having a bad effect on nature. The year 2023 is at the end of the day. According to scientists, once again this year has proved to be the hottest in history. Despite global initiatives like the Paris Agreement, the ever-increasing temperature is seen as a failure of the entire humanity.
The evergreen Nagma derived from lyricist Pradeep’s writing, ‘Dekh tere samsara ki condition kya ho gayi Bhagwan…’ may be something else according to the film, but it can also be considered accurate on climate change. This song from the film Atheist, which was released 69 years ago in the year 1954, is also present because there is unprecedented damage to the environment. Due to the ever-increasing temperature, there is stress on the muscles, but measures are proving to be inadequate worldwide. Once again, the year 2023 has been the highest global temperature.
The collective failure of humanity
The Earth groaning due to climate change. According to research, scientists have said that the year 2023 has proved to be the hottest in history. Scientists believe that record temperatures as well as natural disasters like wildfires and earthquake-floods show that the whole of humanity has collectively failed.
Scientist James Hansen said, “The efforts towards dealing with the growing climate crisis are not enough.” In 2023, the world witnessed many natural disasters. Be it the devastating Türkiye-Syria earthquake or the floods in South Africa, a year-round review has shown a significant increase in such incidents.
Scientists have also counted forest fires in the East African country of Algeria as another major disaster of the year. Apart from this, many parts of the country and the world also had to face the cyclone this year. There was widespread destruction, displacement, and loss of life and property on a global scale. Climate scientist James Hansen believes that 2023 will be remembered as a turning point. He said that the saddest aspect of the tragedy was that the failure of the entire humanity was also exposed.
“When our children and grandchildren see the history of man-made climate change, this year and next year will be seen as a turning point,” Hansen was quoted as saying by
The Guardian. He said that the futility of government measures and policy failure in tackling climate change has also been exposed. He said that governments failed to stop global warming. The rate of global warming has been the fastest in history.
In 1.20 lakh years, Hansen said in a stern warning that the world is on the path to a ‘new climate threshold’. This temperature will be higher than any temperature recorded in the last million years. He said that the scorching summer (July) of 2023 recorded the highest temperature in the last nearly 1.20 lakh years. Henson is director of the climate program at Columbia University’s Earth Institute in New York. He said despite adverse circumstances, the only ray of hope was a generational leadership change.
“The positive side of the struggle and the adversity is that the youth realize the responsibility of their future,” he said. Political instability can provide opportunities. Several other experts also expressed disappointment at the wide gap between ignoring scientific warnings and prompt political action, The Guardian reported.
Even on the UN stage, one aspect of the worrying
The picture of global warming was also seen in the recent United Nations COP28 Summit (COP28 Dubai). The lack of a clear call to combat climate change in this global initiative of the UN to combat environmental challenges is a very dangerous trend. According to experts, for nearly 30 years, the blame for global warming was put on fossil fuels, but despite the evidence of rising temperatures, concrete initiatives were not taken.