Report: Earth has Until 2030 to Stem Catastrophic Climate Change

By MCNS Staff

The impact of higher temperatures has caused the melting of glaciers and rise in worldwide water levels.

The impact of higher temperatures has caused the melting of glaciers and rise in worldwide water levels.

An Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released Monday at the 48th Session of the IPCC in Incheon, South Korea, states that “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” would be required in order to hold global warming to a critical limit. This coincides with various reports that climate change is drastically shifting environmental conditions.

The report focuses on the impact of global warming and broader descriptor of “climate change,” reaching 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above world pre-industrial levels. Planet Earth is already two-thirds of the way there, given that global temperatures have warmed up about 1 degree Celsius.

The report is three years in the making and is a direct result of the 2015 Paris Accords, which the United States, under the current administration, has pulled out of with claims that they are unfair to the country.

For more information on the IPCC report and the impacts it projects, follow the link here.

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