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Elements S3 • E27

Why a Half Degree Rise in Global Temperature Would Be Catastrophic

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Published on Oct 19, 2018

According to a new report, Earth is likely to reach 1.5°C warming by 2030. Here’s why that’s a big deal.

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Read More:
IPCC: Global Warming of 1.5 °C
http://www.ipcc.ch/report/sr15/
“An IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.”

Why Half a Degree of Global Warming Is a Big Deal
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...
“The Earth has already warmed 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) since the 19th century. Now, a major new United Nations report has looked at the consequences of jumping to 1.5 or 2 degrees Celsius.”

What genuine ambition on climate change would look like
https://www.vox.com/energy-and-enviro...
“ It is generally agreed that hitting 2 degrees would be quite ambitious, while hitting 1.5 would be nothing short of miraculous. Yet the scientists at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in their latest report, are pleading with the world to go for it, because at this point, every fraction of a degree of warming matters.”
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