NEW YORK — An alarming “code red for humanity” report that the United Nations released warns that global warming is accelerating, and that Earth’s climate is getting so hot that temperatures in about a decade will probably blow past a level of warming that world leaders have sought to prevent.

The report, which the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) conducted, notes that we are likely to witness more natural disasters like the massive flooding seen here in New York City and worldwide if we don't cut back on greenhouse gas emissions.

Scientists behind the report say that we can avoid devastating global warming this century, but only if we stop burning fossil fuels now. Still, it's going to take joint efforts from countries all around the world.

Eric Goldstein, the New York City environment director for the Natural Resources Defense Council, joined NY1 political anchor Errol Louis on "Inside City Hall" on Monday evening to discuss the report's findings. He also talked about ways New Yorkers can help reduce global warming.


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Watch the full interview above.


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