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Research calls for drastic climate action to protect children’s rights

2021-11-03
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A recent study published by the nongovernmental organization Save the Children International warns that if countries only follow the original Paris Agreement pledges, global temperatures will still rise by an estimated 2.6 to 3.1 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. 

This increase will lead to those born in 2020 facing significantly more extreme climate-related events than people born in 1960. On average, the young generation will face twice as many wildfires, 2.8 times more crop failures, 2.6 times more droughts, 2.8 times as many river floods, and 6.8 times more heatwaves than their grandparents. 

Sadly, those living in lower- and middle-income countries, as well as disadvantaged communities, will bear the majority of losses and damage in the areas of health, education, and housing. 

To secure children’s rights to a safe future, the publication calls for “ambitious and urgent” action to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Supreme Master Ching Hai has previously donated US$50,000 to Save the Children International to further its work. 

Our gratitude for this alarming, eye-opening report, Save the Children International. May humanity resolutely and swiftly embrace a green, vegan lifestyle to halt the climate crisis, in Divine merciful light. Vegan side effect: feel like singing n dancing, ah why not! 

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