Earth’s temperature briefly rose above a critical threshold that scientists have warned for decades could have devastating and irreversible consequences for the planet and its ecosystems. According to data shared on social media, for the first time on Friday last week, the global average temperature was 2 degrees Celsius higher than before industrialization. cries X Samantha Burgess, Deputy Director of the Copernicus Climate Change Service.
The threshold has only been exceeded temporarily and this does not mean that the world is in a permanent state of warming above 2 degrees; But it is a symptom that the planet is getting hotter and is moving towards a situation where the climate crisis will seriously affect it. It affects people’s lives and everything around them.
Friday’s 2-degree exceedance comes two weeks before the start of the UN climate conference COP28 in Dubai, where countries will assess their progress towards meeting the commitments of the Paris climate agreement. They need to limit global warming to 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels. Countries must reach the 1.5 degree warming threshold.
Burgess said that if warming exceeds 2 degrees one day, “it does not mean that the Paris agreement is broken.” CNN, “but it highlights how we approach these internationally accepted limits.” The expert stated that we can expect an increase in the frequency of 1.5 and 2 degree days in the coming months and years.
Even if countries meet their current emissions reduction commitments, the world will reach 2.5 to 2.9 degrees of warming this century, a new UN report has found.
However, 1.5 degrees temperature is not the limit for the Earth; Each degree exceeding this value means more severe consequences for the Earth. 2 degrees of warming puts a much larger population at risk of severe weather events and increases the likelihood that the planet will reach irreversible tipping points, such as the collapse of polar ice sheets and mass die-offs on coral reefs.
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