Sadashree Dhungana Chettri, AS

The U.N chief issued a warning on climate change this week:” The era of global warming has ended; the era of global boiling has arrived,” António Guterres declared in a news briefing, as scientists confirmed that July is set to become Earth’s hottest month on record.

“Climate change is here. It is terrifying. And it is just beginning,” Guterres said. “It is still possible to limit global temperature rise to 1.5C, and avoid the very worst of climate change. But only with dramatic, immediate climate actions.

This current era of global boiling, which the UN now says is upon us, is largely a result of a dangerous combination of climate change, the return of El Nino weather pattern and the onset of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.

The concept of global boiling reflects a transition from global warming, towards a more intense period of heatwaves, climate-related disasters and extreme weather patterns.

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