This is not a drill: Our final call to save the planet from rising temperatures

DESPITE decades of warnings from scientists on the dangers of climate change, the world is still failing to curb rising global temperatures and looks set to smash the 1.5-degree limit, threatening the very existence of some developing countries and society as we know it. The dramatic report from the intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC) explains how, on the current path, global temperatures will likely reach 3 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. This is significantly higher than the limit set in the Paris Climate Accord. The report also suggests that the absolute maximum increase of 2-degrees that was laid out in the Paris deal is not good enough, and a limit of 1.5-degrees would significantly reduce the anticipated damage. SEE ALSO: Global heatwave explained: Why the world is burning Troublingly, the IPCC expects the 1.5-degree threshold will likely be broken in just 12 years, by 2030. While the panel points at...


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