Reduce carbon emissions to keep Kuching sinking by 2050

Kuching: Prime Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg rejected predictions suggesting Kuching would be submerged by sea by 2050.

He said there were concerns that global temperatures could exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius, but that was still only a prediction.

“Therefore, it is important to strengthen international cooperation to reduce carbon emissions and prevent excessive temperature rise.

“I’m worried that people will panic, but that may not happen. It’s a culture of science. That’s why scientists are trying to keep temperature increases below 1.5 degrees Celsius, and at most 1.5 degrees Celsius. “We need to play a role in ensuring that there are certain limits on temperature increases, which we argue should be limited to 30 degrees,” he said.

He said this when he met reporters after attending Sarawak Energy’s Rama Tama Aidilfitrit at Menara Sarawak Energy here on Thursday.

Abang Johari of the Center for Governance and Political Studies (Cent-GPS), a private research center, has predicted that Kuching will be a city submerged below sea level by 2050, based on the latest study “Triple Estimation of Elevation Data”. He was commenting on the prediction. A study of global vulnerability to sea level rise and coastal flooding published in Nature Communications.

He further commented on the need to control global temperature levels so that they do not exceed maximum levels.

“If temperatures continue to rise, our oceans will become warmer, damaging coral reefs and threatening marine life.

“We need to play a key role in ensuring that temperature rise is limited,” he explained.

Abang Johari therefore called on developed countries to commit to the use of renewable energy.

“We also need global financial institutions, such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), to support developing countries in their transition to clean energy.

“The United Nations must play an active role in urging action from the world’s financial institutions,” he said.

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