World ‘nowhere near on track’ to avoid warming beyond 1.5C target

Key UN report says limiting temperature rise would require enormous, immediate transformation in human activity

This is not good news but reinforces the idea that to have any chance at survivability at this point, we need to get to below zero as soon as possible.  Unfortunately, it does not appear that the world’s leaders have any inclination to do so.

From The Guardian:  “A massive, immediate transformation in the way the world’s population generates energy, uses transportation and grows food will be required to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5C and the forthcoming analysis is set to lay bare how remote this possibility is.

‘It’s extraordinarily challenging to get to the 1.5C target and we are nowhere near on track to doing that,’ said Drew Shindell, a Duke University climate scientist and a co-author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, which will be unveiled in South Korea next month.

‘While it’s technically possible, it’s extremely improbable, absent a real sea change in the way we evaluate risk. We are nowhere near that.’

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