An alarming United Nations report released Tuesday said global temperatures are on track to rise as much as 3.2°C by the end of the century, meaning only drastic and unprecedented emissions reductions can stave off the most devastating consequences of the climate crisis.The annual Emissions Gap report (pdf) from the U.N. Environmental Program (UNEP) warns that nations\u0026#039; commitments under the Paris climate accord—from which U.S. President Donald Trump began formally withdrawing this month—are not nearly sufficient to bring about the widespread changes needed to avert climate catastrophe.\u0022To world leaders we say: it is time to stop the expansion of the fossil fuel industry immediately. Not a single new mine can be dug, not another pipeline built, not one more well dropped into the ocean.\u0022 —May Boeve, 350.org\u0022It is evident that incremental changes will not be enough and there is a need for rapid and transformational action,\u0022 the report states. \u0022By necessity, this will see profound change in how energy, food, and other material-intensive services are demanded and provided by governments, businesses, and markets.\u0022According to the report, produced by an international team of leading scientists and researchers, greenhouse gas emissions must begin falling 7.6 percent annually by 2020 to prevent global temperatures from rising more than 1.5°C by 2030.\u0022Our collective failure to act early and hard on climate change means we now must deliver deep cuts to emissions,\u0022 Inger Andersen, UNEP\u0026#039;s executive director, said in a statement. \u0022This shows that countries simply cannot wait until the end of 2020, when new climate commitments are due, to step up action. They—and every city, region, business, and individual—need to act now.\u0022Anderson added that only \u0022major transformations of economies and societies\u0022 will be enough.\u0022We need to catch up on the years in which we procrastinated,\u0022 Anderson said. \u0022If we don\u0026#039;t do this, the 1.5°C goal will be out of reach before 2030.\u0022We\u0026#039;re on perilous ground We are on track for a temperature rise of over 3°C. This would bring mass extinctions \u0026amp; large parts of the planet would be uninhabitable.We need to supercharge our #ClimateAction ambition NOW to close the #EmissionsGap: https://t.co/AQiWUdoCzi pic.twitter.com/yCCvn3wDS8— UN Environment Programme (@UNEP) November 26, 2019The Emissions Gap report comes just a day after the U.N.\u0026#039;s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported that levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2018.\u0022There has never been a more important time to listen to the science,\u0022 U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said in a statement Tuesday. \u0022Failure to heed these warnings and take drastic action to reverse emissions means we will continue to witness deadly and catastrophic heatwaves, storms, and pollution.\u0022May Boeve, chief executive of 350.org, said the new reports show \u0022the science is screaming.\u0022\u0022To world leaders we say: it is time to stop the expansion of the fossil fuel industry immediately,\u0022 Boeve said in a statement Tuesday. \u0022Not a single new mine can be dug, not another pipeline built, not one more well dropped into the ocean.\u0026nbsp; And we have to get to work immediately transitioning to sustainable renewable energy powered energy systems.\u0022\u0022Across the globe, resistance to fossil fuels is rising, the climate strikes have shown the world that we are prepared to take action,\u0022 Boeve added. \u0022Going forward people will keep up a steady drumbeat of actions, strikes, and protests that get louder and louder throughout 2020. To governments attending Cop25 in Madrid, the eyes of all future generations are upon you. The world has woken up to the reality of climate breakdown.\u0022The U.N. Environmental Program messaging erroneously stated global temperatures are on track to rise as much as 3.9°C by the end of the century. The accurate figure is 3.2°C. This post has been corrected.