Like it or not, climate change and global warming are things that concern all of us.
"Climate impacts are exponentially more dramatic when we go from 1.5C to 2C", said Henri Waisman, a scientist at the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, and a coordinating lead author of the IPCC report.
The Nobel Prize-winning organisation said that the world was well off track in its goal of limiting global temperature rise to below 1.5ºC and heading for 2ºC or more. The lower level would mean the Arctic Ocean would be free of sea ice in summer only once per century not at least once a decade under the higher target.
The report summary said renewable energy would need to supply 70 per cent to 85 per cent of electricity by 2050 to stay within a 1.5C limit, compared with about 25 per cent now.
If 1.5 degrees of warming does occur, Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam, including countries like Japan, China, Egypt, and the USA will experience increased flooding by 2040.
While an extra half a degree over that limit of 1.5 degrees might seem insignificant‚ a shocking landmark report just released by the United Nations has taken the world by storm‚ showing how hitting a 2 degree rise would spell doom. By 2050, the authors said that we would need to be producing nearly no Carbon dioxide emissions at a time which, on the outset, would challenge rapidly growing economies such as China and India.
"We must have laser focus on delivering on 1.5 degrees and this report provides a pathway to get there. We can not answer that", Jim Skea, a co-chair of the working group on mitigation, told The Guardian.
THE BOTTOM LINE: Even if the World climate change has been played down by some world leaders like Donald Trump and others, the seeming consequences of the world climate change will wreak havoc on our world in the near futures.in different lands, there is occurrence of unprecedented Tsunami and earthquakes, The example of Indonesia strike by an natural disaster illustrates the consequences of the climate change in our world where the death toll is reported to reach 2000.
Lowering emissions to this degree, while technically possible, would require widespread changes in energy, industry, buildings, transportation and cities, the report says.
IPCC Working Group 2 Co-Chair Hans-Otto Portner notes the report is the result of a huge multi-disciplinary effort.
"What I hope this report will do is change the discourse on mitigation, with countries understanding mitigation not as a burden but as an opportunity", said Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, vice-chair of the Working Group III.
It furthers the Paris Agreement of 2015, where and aim of limiting global temperature rises to "well below" 2C was set.
Campaigns Manager Gail Wilson said: "Climate change is the biggest threat to the planet and everyone that lives here".
The longer we wait to act, the IPCC report says, the more we'll have to use this type of technology, which has never been proven at a large scale.
The report would become a key scientific basis for the COP24 to the UNFCCC, scheduled for December in Poland, according to the IPCC.