A UN Environment programme’s report which was released on October 26 stated that present commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions put the planet on track for an average 2.7 degrees Celsius temperature rise this century. The report noted that vague net-zero promises are not enough to save the planet from catastrophic heating. The report is titled Emission Gap Report 2021: The Heat Is On. Antonio Guterres, UN secretary general tweeted, “The time has passed for diplomatic niceties.” The United Nations tweeted, “We can no longer ignore the climate crisis.” Meanwhile, ahead of the 16th G20 summit, set to begin in Rome, a report by a team of over 40 scientists at CMCC (the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change), has found that in India, heat waves will last 25 times longer by 2036-2065 if emissions are high, reported The Times of India. Watch the video to know more.