IPCC says Earth will reach temperature rise of about 1.5℃ in around a decade. But limiting any global warming is what matters most

Wed, 18 Aug 2021 05:33:20 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"Of all the troubling news in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC) report out on Monday, one warning will surely generate the most
headlines: under all scenarios examined, Earth is likely to reach the crucial
1.5℃ warming limit in the early 2030s.

As the report makes clear, global warming of 1.5℃, and then 2℃, will be
exceeded this century unless we make deep cuts to CO₂ and other greenhouse gas
emissions in coming decades.

Climate change and its consequences are already being felt. Beyond 1.5℃, the
situation is likely to rapidly deteriorate.

We are among the climate scientists who contributed to the latest IPCC report,
including on the question of 1.5C℃ warming. Here, we go beyond the headlines to
explain how the 1.5℃ rise is measured – and why maintaining the lowest global
warming possible is what really matters."

       *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
https://glasswings.com.au/            Partner, Glass Wings
https://sericyb.com.au/               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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