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US advocates urgent reduction in global temperature

The United States government has expressed commitment to decarbonize the country’s electricity sector by the year 2035.

The US Senior Advisor to the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Change, Jonathan Pershing stated this during a virtual News briefing by the Foreign Press Center, FPC on an Overview of US International Climate policy.

He said that there were potential global consequences about Climate Change due to human activities such as industrialization and agriculture.

Pershing called for urgent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions that come from energy, land use, forestry and industrial activities to stem the negative tide of Climate Change.

According to Pershing, effort should be directed towards checking the slightest change in global temperature as this could put huge areas either under ice or covered by water.

“These are massive shifts when you look at global averages, and it’s happening at a rate that’s faster than anything we’ve ever seen in global history.”

He said that in line with effort by the US to decarbonize its electricity sector, the country was installing significant numbers of charging stations for electric vehicles as well as rebuilding infrastructure in ways to achieve low or zero carbon emission.

Meanwhile, in April 2019, the Nigerian senate rejected a bill sponsored by Ben Murray-Bruce, seeking introduction of electric cars into the country.

However, Leader of a civil rights movement, Nninmo Bassey described the rejection of the Bill by the lawmakers as a show of unreadiness towards the realization of the Paris Agreement by Nigeria.

GODSON Elekwachi

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