China News Service, Beijing, April 24th, title: Disregard prejudice and seek consensus to build a community of human and natural life

  Author Zhang Huandi

  On the evening of April 22, the leaders’ climate summit opened by means of online video.

At the meeting, leaders of 38 countries and heads of international organizations expressed their views and exchanged opinions on global climate issues, and jointly explored ways to solve climate change.

  If misfortunes come, they will gradually stop worrying, but they will regret

  There is an old saying: "Blessings come with a reason, but misfortunes come gradually; when you are born without worry, you will not regret."

Since the Industrial Revolution, the global climate problem has gradually become the "Sword of Damocles" hanging over all mankind: if it is not changed, one day natural disasters will be so violent that they will directly affect the survival of mankind, and we will only pay for it. Don't know the specific time.

  At this summit, European Commission President Von der Lein said that the dangers of global climate issues are increasing day by day, and science tells us that we must speed up before it is too late.

  On April 19, the United Nations warned that the world was on the edge of a “climate abyss”, and climate disasters such as wildfires, droughts, floods, and melting glaciers were just the signs.

  According to a report released by the World Meteorological Organization, 2020 is one of the three hottest years on record.

In 2020 alone, millions of people worldwide will be directly affected by extreme weather events.

According to data released by research institutes affiliated to the European Union, the average temperature in Europe will hit a record high in 2020.

  Earlier this month, the "Washington Post" cited relevant data and reported that the current world temperature has increased by at least 2 degrees from before the industrial revolution, and the concentration of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere has broken records.

  According to data collected by NASA, the sea level has risen by 8 inches in the past century, which is twice the level of the previous 100 years and has been accelerating in recent decades.

  In an interview with the media, the head of the international organization "European Mid-range Weather Forecast Center" Tai Bo said that if you look back at the temperature records of the past 10 to 15 years, the trend of faster and faster global temperature rise is obvious, and the same is true for sea level rise. .

In the next 5 or 10 years, the rate of temperature increase will be even more unpredictable.

  Accordingly, Taibo urged that the best time to act is "now."

Italian Prime Minister Draghi also proposed at the leaders’ climate summit: “Take action now instead of regretting it later.”

  All efforts are not enough

  The leaders’ climate summit is an important effort made by countries around the world to solve climate problems.

  US President Biden said that the world is facing a "dangerous moment" as well as an "opportunity moment."

Previously, Biden announced that by 2030, US fossil fuel emissions will be reduced by more than 50%.

According to sources in the White House, the new emission reduction targets set by the United States will be formally submitted to the United Nations.

  Chinese President Xi Jinping called on the international community to take unprecedented ambitions and actions, boldly take responsibility, and work together to build a community of human and natural life.

At the same time, China will strive to achieve carbon peaks by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060.

  Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that infrastructure using hydrogen as a raw material and energy is being built to enable the Russian region to "be carbon neutral as early as 2025."

British Prime Minister Johnson emphasized that financial assistance should be provided to countries most vulnerable to the impact of the climate crisis.

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced that the country will cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 46% by 2030....

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  It is not difficult to see from the statements of leaders participating in this meeting that countries around the world actually have a clearer understanding of climate issues.

In the face of the climate problem, a global problem that transcends national boundaries, countries should put aside ideological prejudices and political disputes, sit back together to exchange opinions, discuss countermeasures, and take action.

  The ancients said: “If all forces are combined, it is not enough.” Before the climate problem is truly solved, the most important thing is that all countries can recognize the reality and no longer allow ideology or political conflicts to hinder what can truly determine the future destiny of mankind. Cooperative effort.

As Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau emphasized at the summit, climate issues know no borders, and every country must do its part to build a cleaner world.

For global issues, only the global cooperation can truly "handle everything" and "relieve all worries."

  The road is blocked and the long line is approaching

  British Prime Minister Johnson pointed out that the next decade will be a decisive moment of change in the fight against climate change.

It is impossible to solve the climate problem overnight, and it is even less likely that everything will be fine just because countries propose "more ambitious" climate goals or reach several new consensuses.

The most important thing is to turn promises into reality, and responsible countries take real actions to truly solve the climate problem.

  However, even if the whole world has a deep enough understanding of the seriousness of the climate problem and is willing to work together, there are still some hidden worries in the process of cooperation between countries in the future.

  First, the backlash of certain countries severely undermines cooperation.

  For example, during Trump's presidency, the United States unilaterally withdrew from the Paris Agreement, a climate change agreement mutually agreed upon by more than 200 parties.

After the Biden administration came to power, the United States rejoined the agreement.

This kind of "come as you want, leave as you want" behavior is extremely irresponsible, and it is tantamount to pour cold water on global cooperation efforts.

  Second, the climate issue may be over-politicized.

  As the key to human survival and destiny, the climate issue must never be a tool for manipulating politics.

However, in the world today, there are still some countries that use the climate issue as an excuse to pressure other countries politically or interfere in other countries' internal affairs.

If things go on like this, cooperative efforts between countries will eventually be affected by the selfishness and dominance of a few people.

  In addition, some unreasonable "international standards" are also one of the hidden concerns.

  In today's world, not all countries have the technology and level enough to achieve complete environmental protection in the production process while developing the economy.

If we force "one size fits all" to require all underdeveloped and developing countries to reach a certain "environmental protection standard," it would be tantamount to requiring them to "self-break their arms."

On the other hand, the high level of development of some developed countries today was achieved at the expense of the environment, but now they use the banner of "international standards" to accuse other countries of polluting the environment, which inevitably appears as a double standard.

  To solve the climate problem, it is important for all countries in the world to reach a consensus and work together, rather than just copying some kind of "international environmental protection standards", requiring all countries to achieve the same goals.

  The road is obstructed and long, and the line is approaching.

At least for the next few decades, the climate issue will still be a lingering cloud above humanity.

On the way to finally solve the problem, all countries on the earth need to abandon their prejudices and work together to truly create a harmonious coexistence "community of human and natural life" for themselves, for future generations, for the future, and for the earth.

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