IPCC 1.5°C report: here’s what the climate science says

The IPCC report focuses on climate change and the impact on ecosystems. If we want to limit human-induced global warming to 1.5°C we probably can. The IPCC report identifies various routes by which emissions cuts would limit warming to 1.5°C; each makes assumptions about future changes in, for example, economic strategy, population growth and the rate at which low carbon energy is adopted.

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On the brink of catastrophe

The latest report by the United Nations (UN) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released on 8 October 2018 says that urgent and unprecedented changes are needed to reach the target of restricting global warming to a maximum of 1.5°C, beyond which, even half a degree will significantly worsen the risk of droughts, floods, extreme heat and poverty for much of the world’s population.

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