Global warming, alarming!
A UN report on limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius was released in South Korea on Monday after a week-long meeting of the 195-nation Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
The report narrates how quickly global warming has outstripped humanity’s attempts to tame it, and outlines stark.Capping global warming at 1.5C (2.7 F) above pre-industrial levels will require “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society”, the IPCC said.
At current levels of greenhouse gas emissions could pass the 1.5C marker as early as 2030, and no later than mid-century, the report finds with “high confidence”.
Most worrying of all, perhaps, are temperature thresholds between 1.5C and 2C that could push Arctic sea ice, methane-laden permafrost, and melting polar ice sheets with enough frozen water to lift oceans by a dozen metres, past a point of no return.