The world has undergone a very serious climate change in the last few years. The world’s temperature is increasing every year. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presented a special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.
The report was presented at the 48th session of the IPCC and First Joint Session of the Working Groups I, II and III of the IPCC, at Incheon, the Republic of Korea on 6th Oct 2018.
This report demands efforts to limit global warming to no more than 1.5 of that is now considered as the upper limit for the stability of the world’s interconnected ecological and societal systems. We are already not facing some good consequences from the current average rise in global warming of 1 oC through more extreme weather, fewer rains, and rising sea levels.
To limit global warming to 1.5 oC, there is a need to cut down the emission level of CO2 from the air. This demands to make sustainable transitions in the land, buildings, energy, industry, and transportation etc.
“The good news is that some of the kinds of actions that would be needed to limit global warming to 1.5ºC are already underway around the world, but they would need to accelerate,” said Valerie Masson-Delmotte, Co-Chair of Working Group I.
There is a need to take crucial decisions now to have a sustainable and safe future for all. If the actions are not taken now, the world and human civilization will be facing worst and devastating consequences in the years to come.
The report was prepared under the scientific leadership of all three working groups of the IPCC and was formally approved at the 48th session of the IPCC.
“Act now and save the future”.