World 08-10-2018

The UN urges to maintain the global temperature rise by 1.5º C

The experts of the United Nations (UN) urge to maintain the rise in global temperature by 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Climate change caused by man is already here, and its consequences have already been observed. And now scientists warn about the rise in temperatures if this rate continues. They warn that the planet has until 2030 to stop a catastrophic climate change.

According to UN experts, limiting the temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius would require "unprecedented changes" at a social and global level.

In its report presented in South Korea, it also examines ways to limit the warming to 1.5 instead of 2 degrees, as established in the 2016 Paris Agreement, and warns that the effects for ecosystems and life on the planet they will be much less catastrophic if this more ambitious barrier is maintained.

If the climate change is not limited, the experts foresee an increase in extreme temperatures, with a greater possibility of droughts in different regions of the world. In addition, sea level will continue to rise, which will make it difficult to adapt ecosystems in coastal areas, deltas and small islands.

However, all these consequences are not vital for the United States, the second largest emitting country of carbon dioxide, which withdrew from the Paris Agreement.


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