UN Report on Global Warming calls for rapid 'unprecedented' changes globally to limit planetary warming to 1.5 degree C
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
The United Nations organization, released its (SR15) on Monday, during its 48th session held in , South Korea. In this report, the panel called for rapid "unprecedented" changes globally to limit planetary warming to 1.5° (2.7° ) above pre-industrial levels, saying failure to do so would result in increased rise and higher frequency of events such as droughts, floods, and heatwaves.(IPCC), a
The report examined the possibility of limiting global warming to a maximum of 1.5ºC, as sought in the— a landmark agreement in which global leaders united to combat climate change — as well as the consequences of failure to do so. The final report was produced by a team of 91 scientists from 40 countries and based on assessments of 6,000 available scientific studies.
The New Delhi-based said the impact of 1.5°C warming presented in the report is plainly larger than expected. The most vulnerable countries were coastal or economically agriculture-dependent, such as India, where poverty reportedly could increase as crop yields decline and unprecedented climate extremes would take place. One of the working groups' co-chairs, Debra Roberts, called the report the "largest clarion bell from the science community". The report indicated that without an increase in current climate change initiatives, by 2030 with 1.5°C, would decline by 70–90% and be substantially lost — over 99% — at 2ºC. According to the report, the projects already taking place globally would need to be taken to an unprecedented scale.
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