Tuesday, 16 January 2018

1.5C degree goal 'extremely unlikely' – IPCC

Source: Deutsche Welle, by Ruby Russell (with AFP and Reuters), 15th January 2018

Ruby Russell reported, "A draft report from the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) says only huge and rapid change in the way we live can keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius, the lower limit set out by the Paris Agreement. Reactions to the leaked paper vary. It is very unlikely we would be able to give up fossil fuels by 2040 — necessary to limit warming to 1.5 degrees — "if you look at the next 10 years and what we are going to be burning just by virtue of how the economy is set up," Karsten Haustein, a climate and policy researcher told DW. (...)"

Read more at: http://www.dw.com/en/15c-degree-goal-extremely-unlikely-ipcc/a-42154601

Image: Despite the Paris Agreement, fossil-fuel power plants continue to be built around the world