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IPCC: Overwhelming Evidence of ‘Irreversible’ Human Footprint on Climate

Science | 09/08/2021 03:52 PM | Click to read full article

In all potential futures charted by the Sixth Assessment Report, the planet is expected to warm by at least 1.5º C by 2040. In Asia, this means more heatwaves, greater risk of wildfires, sea levels rising faster than in the rest of the world and rapid melt of the Himalayan glaciers.

It will take several decades to stabilise global temperatures even if countries manage to drastically reduce emissions now, scientists warn in the first chapter of a UN climate change report.