Scientists say it’s nonetheless theoretically doable to restrict international warming to 1.5°C, however realistically that now appears virtually inconceivable. Ought to we admit our failure and double down on holding warming under 2°C?
7 June 2022
For nearly a 12 months, local weather scientists have sounded one clear message. The world’s totemic purpose of holding common international temperature rises to 1.5°C continues to be technically inside our grasp, however will slip with no dramatic course correction by humanity.
“Except there are quick, sturdy, speedy and large-scale reductions in greenhouse fuel emissions, limiting international warming to 1.5°C might be past attain,” stated local weather scientist Valérie Masson-Delmotte final August, launching the first of three landmark reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change …