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IPCC Release Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C
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IPCC Release Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has launced a special report on global warming of 1.5°C. The assessment states that limiting global warming to 1.5ºC would require rapid, farreaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.

“One of the key messages that comes out very strongly from this report is that we are already seeing the consequences of 1°C of global warming through more extreme weather, rising sea levels and diminishing Arctic sea ice, among other changes,” said Panmao Zhai, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group I.

The report also highlights a number of climate change impacts that could be avoided by limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared to 2°C, or more. For instance, by 2100, global sea level rise would be 10 cm lower with global warming of 1.5°C compared with 2°C. The likelihood of an Arctic Ocean free of sea ice in summer would be once per century with global warming of 1.5°C, compared with at least once per decade with 2°C. Coral reefs would decline by 70-90 percent with global warming of 1.5°C, whereas virtually all (> 99 percent) would be lost with 2ºC.

Read the full report.

Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 08.10.2018

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