So let’s save the world together❤️🌏 To stay well below the 2°C warming limit mentioned in the Paris Agreement, global emissions would have to peak no later than 2020 and be reduced by more than 7% annually thereafter. To meet the lower 1.5°C target requires even more rapid reduction. By contrast, emissions continue to rise in line with worst case scenarios.
Dangerous climate change is occurring at 1°C, this temperature increase is already experienced. 2°C now represents the boundary of extremely dangerous climate change.
The recent IPCC summary report understates key risks in moving from 1.5°C to 2°C warming. For example, a likely rise in climate-driven refugees, the danger of exceeding tipping points that could push the world on to an irreversible path to a “Hothouse Earth”, cryosphere risks such as Antarctic ice sheet instability and loss of the Greenland ice sheet being triggered, leading over time to multi-metre sealevel increase. Exceeding 1.5°C poses huge risks both for humans and natural systems.
Despite three decades of intense activity by NGOs, progressive business, governments, official bodies and international organisations, it is virtually impossible to now limit temperature increases to the lower 1.5° Climit of the Parisclimate agreement, and probably to the 2°C upper limit, unless state and non-state actors across the globe unite in support of fundamental change.
As leaders, we have a moral obligation to current and future generations to ensure that they are secure in the short term and can continue to live within current planetary boundaries, thriving in a balanced eco system.
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