"The Paris climate agreement seeks to limit global warming to 1.5℃ this
century. A new report by the World Meteorological Organisation warns
this limit may be exceeded by 2024 – and the risk is growing.
This first overshoot beyond 1.5℃ would be temporary, likely aided by a
major climate anomaly such as an El Niño weather pattern. However, it
casts new doubt on whether Earth’s climate can be permanently stabilised
at 1.5℃ warming.
This finding is among those just published in a report titled United in
Science. We contributed to the report, which was prepared by six leading
science agencies, including the Global Carbon Project.
The report also found while greenhouse gas emissions declined slightly
in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they remained very high – which
meant atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations have continued to rise."
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Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics