Climate warming: IPCC new report’s good and bad highlights

Climate warming: IPCC new report's good and bad highlights

As per the UN scientists, a plan that can potentially limit the root causes of dangerous climate change is out there.

A new report says there must be “rapid, deep and immediate” cuts in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

Global emissions of CO2 would have to peak within three years to avert the worst impacts.

Even then, technology would be needed to suck CO2 from the skies by mid-century. The approval session saw scientists and government officials go through the report line by line; the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published its guidance on what we can do to avoid an extremely dangerous future.

What it says?

Even if all the policies to cut carbon emissions are put in place by the end of 2020, the world will still warm by 3.2C this century.

How can we reverse this warming?

IPCC Climate Change Report
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By keeping temperatures down. It will require big changes to energy production, industry, transport, our consumption patterns among others.

As per the IPCC, to stay under 1.5C means carbon emissions from everything that we do, buy, use or eat must peak by 2025.

These should also tumble rapidly after that, reaching net-zero by the middle of this century.

Researchers believe the next few years will be critical. Because if emissions are not curbed by 2030, it will make it almost impossible to limit warming later this century.

What can help us? Solar panel and wind turbines. Making changes to our diets and lifestyles will also help us.

One of the most important aspects of the IPCC report concerns the removal of carbon dioxide from our atmosphere.

As a solution we need to do more than just having forests. To keep temperatures down will need to have more machines to remove CO2 directly from our atmosphere.

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