it is already too late to avoid major climate change

The previous report of IPCC was alarmist, the next will be almost defeatist. It will not be published for several months but AFP has already accessed the draft report and the first conclusions of the experts are that life on Earth will be significantly impacted by 2050 whatever measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are taken now.

The objective of keeping the average temperature rise at a maximum of +1.5 degrees Celsius compared to the pre-industrial era, highlighted with the 2015 Paris Agreements, is hardly tenable any longer and will inevitably lead to major climatic consequences and irreversible effects for future generations.

The pre-report already estimates that the probability that this average increase will be exceeded by 2025 is already 40% and will be impossible to avoid in the decades to come.

The worst is yet to come, with implications for the lives of our children and grandchildren far more than ours“, the researchers predict, and the window for action may already be behind us, leaving only ways to curb the general warming trend a bit.

Still a little hope to slow down, not to avoid

The consequences will be multiple, between major climatic events, destructive and deadly, shortages of food and drinking water and increasingly numerous climate refugees in the face of rising sea levels.

The IPCC fears cascade effects, with multiple climatic disasters (floods, heatwaves, fires, diseases …) hitting certain geographic areas relentlessly, with in parallel an accelerated destruction of natural resources and habitats and omnipresent pollution, with the risk of triggering tipping points that will suddenly amplify global warming.

While it seems almost already too late to completely avoid these gloomy prospects, steps can still be taken to lessen the effects, but this requires taking steps. strong measures now and at all scales, from the individual to the State for “redefine our way of life and consumption“.

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