"There is growing consensus that our planet is likely to pass the 1.5°C warming
threshold. Research even suggests global warming will temporarily exceed the
2°C threshold, if atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO₂) peaks at levels beyond what
Exceeding our emissions targets is known as a climate overshoot. It may lead to
changes that won’t be reversible in our lifetime.
These changes include sea-level rise, less functional ecosystems, higher risks
of species extinction, and glacier and permafrost loss. We are already seeing
many of these changes.
Our newly published research investigates the implications of a climate
overshoot for the oceans. Across all climate overshoot experiments and all
models, our analysis found associated changes in water temperatures and oxygen
levels will decrease viable ocean habitats.
The decrease was observed for centuries. This means humanity will continue to
feel its impacts long after atmospheric CO₂ levels have peaked and declined."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics