The importance of limiting the temperature rise to 1.5 ° C

With 2 ° C global warming, the impact on humans and nature would be widespread and severe.

One-third of the world’s population is regularly exposed to high temperatures, leading to serious health problems and more heat-related deaths.

Almost all warm-water coral reefs would disappear, and Arctic sea ice would completely melt at least one summer per decade, with devastating impacts on wildlife and the communities that depend on them.

We cannot rule out the possibility of an irreversible loss of ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica, which would lead to a rise in sea level of several meters in the coming centuries.

Impacts of climate change

At 1.5 ° C, the impact would be severe, but less severe. There would be less risk of water and food shortages, less risk for economic growth and fewer endangered species.

The threat to human health from air pollution, disease, malnutrition and exposure to extreme heat would also be less.

That’s why every fraction of a degree in global warming is important, and the commitment to keep alive the possibility of limiting temperature rises to 1.5 degrees goes through each of us, our families, and society as a whole.

Each country will have to produce and adapt to this temperature limitation, to the impacts of climate change, sharing the challenges they face and the sectors in which they need help.

These plans will help us learn together and share best practices between people, businesses and countries.

Climate change observed and projected

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a very interesting flexible atlas, which allows us to see the consequences in each region, related to the results of its latest report, in August this year.

A new tool for spatial and temporal analysis

This interactive atlas allows us to choose from many variables, the most interesting. The information he works with allows us a temporal and spatial analysis of trends and changes in key atmospheric and oceanic variables, extreme indices, and climate impact drivers (CIDs), as obtained from various sets. of observational data and simulation of global and regional models used in the report.

We have everything at our disposal to act

Data and information are at our fingertips. Useful tools like this have been created to help us understand their impact on the world and our region.

With all this, we see that there is no going back, it is imminent to be aware and be responsible remembering the importance of our daily actions and their possible consequences.

Let’s not forget, as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, said during his speech at a round table on climate convened by the head of the UN “Science tells us that exceeding 1.5 degrees Celsius would be a disaster” .

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