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‘Unprecedented’ climate steps are needed, UN says

The IPCC report said at the current rate of warming, the world’s temperatures would likely reach 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052 after an increase of 1°C above preindustrial levels since the mid-1800s. Keeping the 1.5°C target would keep the global sea level rise 0.1m lower by 2100 than a 2°C target, the report said. That could reduce flooding and give the people that inhabit the world’s coasts, islands and river deltas time to adapt to climate change. The lower target would also reduce species loss and extinction, and the impact on terrestrial, freshwater and coastal ecosystems, the report said. “There were doubts if we would be able to differentiate impacts set at 1.5°C and that came so clearly.

Source: Taipei Times October 08, 2018 15:56 UTC