COP27: Climate Action Now!

COP27: Climate Action Now!

Global temperatures have risen 1.1 degrees Celsius and are heading towards 1.5 degrees Celsius, according to the UN’s climate scientists, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

If temperatures rise from 1.7 to 1.8 degrees Celsius, the IPCC estimates that half the world’s population could be exposed to life-threatening heat and humidity.

Oxfam South Africa calls for real actions at #COP27 to provide support to deal with the impact of climate change in developing countries.

The climate crisis is no longer a ticking bomb; it is exploding before our eyes.

Climate change is making extreme weather events such as droughts, cyclones, and floods more frequent and more deadly.

Extreme weather events have increased fivefold over the past 50 years.

Extreme weather events have also hit South Africa, where devastating floods swept away properties, roads, and bridges and caused severe damage to telecommunications and electricity infrastructure in Kwa-Zulu Natal Province in April 2022.

The total damage was estimated to be around R25 billion. In January 2022, at least 14 people died in the Eastern Cape due to flash floods, and hundreds more were displaced after their homes were destroyed.

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