19 February 2023, Brandenburg, Jänschwalde: Steam rises from the cooling towers of the Jänschwalde lignite-fired power plant operated by Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG (LEAG). The power plant is the third largest power plant in Germany.
It has a capacity BERLIN (AP) - Humanity still has a chance, close to the last, to prevent the worst of climate change ’s future harms, a top United Nations panel of scientists said Monday.But doing so requires quickly slashing nearly two-thirds of carbon pollution by 2035, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said. The United Nations chief said it more bluntly, calling for an end to new fossil fuel exploration and for rich countries to quit coal, oil and gas by 2040."Humanity is on thin ice — and that ice is melting fast," United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.
"Our world needs climate action on all fronts — everything, everywhere, all at once."RELATED: Oldest sea reptile remains from 2 million years ago found on Arctic islandStepping up his pleas for action on fossil fuels, Guterres called for rich countries to accelerate their target for achieving net zero emissions to as early as 2040, and developing nations to aim for 2050 — about a decade earlier than most current targets. He also called for them to stop using coal by 2030 and 2040, respectively, and ensure carbon-free electricity generation in the developed world by 2035, meaning no gas-fired power plants either.Climate activists gathered in Lutzerath, Germany, on Saturday, January 14, to protest against the expansion of a opencast lignite mine that would require the demolition of the town.