Explainer: APAC at 1.5°C of global warming

(Eco Business, 24 May 2022) The 2°C global warming scenario is gloomy, but the 1.5°C increase isn't much better. Life for billions of living things in the region still going to get worse, according to the latest studies.

From Islamabad to Port Moresby, from Beijing to Sydney – big changes are coming, and we’re not prepared.

Floods, fires and heavy winds are some of the dangers heading our way. Even if the global community keeps to the 1.5 degrees Celsius limit to climate change. 

Scientists have often cited 1.5°C as a better alternative to 2°C of global warming in efforts to coax governments and businesses to act early against the threats of severe climate risks. But the lower temperature limit is still set to bring significant hazards. 

In this piece, Eco-Business takes a look at what crossing the 1.5°C threshold means for climate-exposed Asia Pacific.

Crossing that temperature increase is inevitable. The Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) said in August that the threshold could be reached by 2040. This month, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) provided statistical details.

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