The world’s leading climate scientists on Monday ensured about their starkest warning yet about the deepening climate emergency, with some of the changes already set in movement thought to be “irreversible” for centuries to appear.
A highly immaculate report by the U.N.’s climate panel warns that limiting global warming to close to 1.5 degrees Celsius or even 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels “will be beyond reach” in the next 20 years without immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
To be confirm , the 1.5 degrees Celsius threshold is a crucial global target because beyond this level, so-called tipping points become more likely . Tipping points refer to an irreversible change in the climate system, locking in further global warming.
At 2 degrees Celsius of global heating, the report says temperature extremes would often raise to critical tolerance thresholds for agriculture and health.
U.N. Secretary-General, António Guterres described the report as “a code red for humanity.”
“The alarm bells are deafening, and the evidence is irrefutable: greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel burning and deforestation are choking our planet and putting billions of people at immediate risk,” Guterres said.