US pledges to help other countries mitigate climate change impact

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The United States will help other countries mitigate the effects of climate change and provide humanitarian assistance to those affected by natural disasters. This is stated in the “Interim Strategic Guidelines on National Security” published on March 3 on the White House website.

“The climate crisis has been forming for centuries. The United States and the world will face increasing weather and environmental extremes. If we do not act immediately, we will miss the last opportunity to avoid the dire consequences of climate change on health, economy and security, ”the document says.

The US is slated to rally the “largest economies in the world” in the coming months, prompting them to intensify efforts on climate change, in particular, in reducing emissions.

Earlier, on February 25, it became known that a group of scientists from Germany, Ireland and Great Britain came to the conclusion that over the past hundred years there has been an unprecedented slowdown of the Atlantic meridional circulation (AMOC) and its main element – the Gulf Stream.

The authors of the study noted that the weakening of the Gulf Stream is associated with changes in the climate system caused by human activities. Among the main consequences is a unique cooling in the North Atlantic Ocean, where a so-called cold spot has formed over the past hundred years, blocking heat transfer, as well as a rise in sea level off the East Coast of the United States.

According to the head of the climate program of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Alexei Kokorin, the slowdown in the speed of the Gulf Stream is local.