Is Climate Change too Late?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10889511/Earth-33-chance-limiting-global-warming-1-5-C-2029-study-warns.html

Is it already too late to stop climate change? Earth only has a 33% chance of limiting warming to 2.7°F by 2029 – even if ALL greenhouse gas emissions cease, study warns

  • Study shows what would happen to temperatures if emissions suddenly stopped
  • If emissions stop by 2029, there’s only 33% chance of limiting warming to 1.5°C
  • And by 2057, there’s only a 33% chance of limiting warming to 2°C 

By SHIVALI BEST FOR MAILONLINE 

PUBLISHED: 11:00 EDT, 6 June 2022 | UPDATED: 11:19 EDT, 6 June 2022

The ambitious target of limiting global warming to 2.7°F (1.5°C) is looking less and less likely, a new study has warned.

Researchers from the University of Washington have calculated how much warming is already guaranteed based on past emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrogen oxide, and aerosols like sulphur and soot.

Their findings suggest that by 2029, Earth has a two-thirds chance of at least temporarily exceeding warming of 2.7°F (1.5°C), even if all emissions cease on that date.

Meanwhile, by 2057, there’s a two-thirds chance that Earth will at least temporarily exceed warming of exceeding warning of 3.6°F (2°C), according to the team.

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THE PARIS AGREEMENT: A GLOBAL ACCORD TO LIMIT TEMPERATURE RISES THROUGH CARBON EMISSION REDUCTION TARGETS

The Paris Agreement, which was first signed in 2015, is an international agreement to control and limit climate change.

It hopes to hold the increase in the global average temperature to below 2°C (3.6ºF) ‘and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C (2.7°F)’.

It seems the more ambitious goal of restricting global warming to 1.5°C (2.7°F) may be more important than ever, according to previous research which claims 25 per cent of the world could see a significant increase in drier conditions. 

1)  A long-term goal of keeping the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels

2) To aim to limit the increase to 1.5°C, since this would significantly reduce risks and the impacts of climate change

3) Governments agreed on the need for global emissions to peak as soon as possible, recognising that this will take longer for developing countries

4) To undertake rapid reductions thereafter in accordance with the best available science

Source: European Commission