Geneva: There was a concern raised by the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres over the rising level of the oceans as it has been rising faster than anticipated.
Guterres said that 10% of Thailand’s population is likely to be flooded and the most vulnerable areas are India, Bangladesh and China.
As per the published journal Nature on 29th October, it was said that some of the famous coastal areas including Mumbai maybe wiped out in the next 20 years and almost 300 million people will face floods by 2050.
To overcome such circumstances, Guterres mentioned that the countries need to reduce their addiction to coal and be carbon neutral by 2050 and also reduce the emissions by 45%.
The UN chief mentioned that a price on carbon must be put and that we need to stop creating coal based power plants in the future. He also expressed his grievance as this part of the world still has many upcoming coal power plants for the production of electricity.