Global actions needed to combat climate change-Xinhua

Global actions needed to combat climate change

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Editor: huaxia

2023-12-02 20:20:15

This photo taken with a mobile phone on Aug. 8, 2023 shows smoke clouds of wildfires near downtown Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, the United States. Authorities announced that the fires claimed 98 lives, making it one of the worst natural disasters in Hawaii's history and the deadliest U.S. wildfires in over a century. (Photo by Alex Freeman/Xinhua)

BEIJING, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Heatwaves, torrential rains, floods, droughts and other natural disasters occurred one after another around the world in recent years. While impressed by the mighty power and vulnerability of nature, we genuinely feel that when it comes to tackling climate change, countries around the world are like passengers aboard the same ship.

People wade through a flooded area in Bago Region of southern Myanmar, Oct. 10, 2023. (Photo by Myo Kyaw Soe/Xinhua)

A man walks into a fountain to cool off in Madrid, Spain, July 17, 2023. Drought and wildfires are becoming more frequent in Spain due to repeated heatwaves this year.  (Xinhua/Meng Dingbo)

A man kayaks across a flooded street in Auckland, New Zealand, Feb. 14, 2023. The New Zealand government declared a National State of Emergency on Feb. 14 before Cyclone Gabrielle unleashed its full fury. This is only the third time in New Zealand history that a national state of emergency has been declared. (Photo by Zhao Gang/Xinhua)

This photo taken on Oct. 26, 2023 shows buildings damaged by Hurricane Otis in Acapulco, state of Guerrero, Mexico. Otis struck Guerrero's coast on Oct. 25 as a category 5 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale, leaving catastrophic damage in its wake mainly in the popular tourist resort of Acapulco. (Photo by Jesus Espinosa/Xinhua)

A man takes a shower on the Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nov. 14, 2023. The biggest economy in Latin America on Nov. 13 issued a new "high danger" alert due to temperatures that are at least 5 degrees Celsius higher than the historical average for this time of year, with a thermal sensation of 58 degrees Celsius registered in parts of Rio de Janeiro in southeast Brazil. (Xinhua/Wang Tiancong)

A firefighter battles a wildfire in Hasia village, near Athens, Greece, Aug. 22, 2023. (Photo by Marios Lolos/Xinhua)

This aerial photo taken on June 24, 2023 shows wildfires near Tomias Mountain, British Columbia, Canada. (BC Wildfire Service/Handout via Xinhua)

This photo taken on June 27, 2023 shows a thermometer at a residential backyard in Plano, Texas, the United States. (Photo by Dan Tian/Xinhua)

A wooden boat is seen on dry bed of a reservoir in Wonogiri district, Central Java, Indonesia, Aug. 10, 2023. (Str/Xinhua)

This photo taken on June 7, 2023 shows smoke from wildfires in Canada shrouding New York, the United States. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Xinhua)


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