Newest IPCC report released: We are already seeing the consequences of 1°C of global warming

The report clearly states that effects of global warming are already seen through more extreme weather, rising sea levels and diminishing Arctic sea ice, among other changes. It also sketches the dire consequences of overshooting 2°C, and the paths that are needed to stay within 1.5°C.

2018.10.08 | Frederik Strykowski Rose Bjare

"The (IPCC) report finds that limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid and far-reaching transitions in land, energy, industry, buildings, transport, and cities." So clear are the words from from the IPCC's latest publication, which will be presented at COP24 in Katowice, Poland, December 3rd.

 The report also sketches the consequences of not reaching this goal including an extra 10cm sea level rise and the dying of >99% of the Worlds Coral Reefs (as opposed to 70-90 at 1.5°C).

 According to the report “The good news is that some of the kinds of actions that would be needed to limit global warming to 1.5ºC are already underway around the world, but they would need to accelerate.”

To read a popular scientific article on the report, citing, among others, iCLIMATE scientist Torben Røjle Christensen, please visit:

https://videnskab.dk/naturvidenskab/ny-fn-rapport-det-er-stadig-muligt-at-holde-den-globale-opvarmning-paa-15degc

Or to see the actual report:

http://www.ipcc.ch/report/sr15/

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