The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presented its 6th Assessment Report today and predicts that, if no changes are made, the 1.5 degree target will be exceeded as early as 2030 - much earlier than previously assumed.
The report is based on new and more detailed data bases, from which the scientists were able to create more accurate climate model calculations. The authors of the report assume that the temperature will rise faster than previously assumed and exceed the 1.5 degree mark as early as 2030 and by 2040 at the latest. The consequences of climate change, which are already being felt, will thus become increasingly severe, leading to more frequent heat waves, droughts and extreme weather events. Immediate action is therefore essential if these developments are to be countered.
The full report can be found at www.ipcc.ch
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