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"Climate change poses an acute and potentially irreversible threat to human societies and the planet." 

 

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC)* Special Report 2018 on the impact of 1.5°C warming.
 

* Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Grischa Eichfuss​

Philosopher & environmental activist​
 

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At the 21st Climate Change Conference in Paris in 2015, 195 countries pledged to keep the rise in global mean temperature well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to make efforts to limit the rise in temperature 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels”. 

To keep global temperature at a certain level, “net” CO2 emissions would need to be ramped down to zero. That means the amount of CO2 entering the atmosphere is the same
of the amount that is removed. Complex measures are required to achieve this goal.

We are already feeling the fatal effects of global warming of 1.0 °C: heat, water shortages, forest fires bb3b-136bad5cf58d_Hurricanes, blizzards and torrential rain threaten people and societies worldwide. If warming increases to 1.5°C or more, extreme weather events can be expected to intensify.

I have compiled studies, research and specialist texts here. This section is aimed at both laypeople and professionals. The sources come from renowned scientific institutes and committees such as Geomar, Alfred-Wegener Institute or dem IPPC (International Climate Council).

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