Climate scientists consider ‘life changing’ report
This week in South Korea, leading scientists will come together to see if global temperature can be kept below 1.5C this century. Since the 1850s carbon emissions have soared, leaving our environment unstable. Conditions are changing daily, and all forms of live are in serious danger.
A new report is being considered to keep governments and scientists alike informed on how best to tackle climate change urgently and to not breach the 1.5C temperature will require urgent action from everyone in the world.
The report will be the guiding light for governments as they decide how to develop their economies in the face of rising temperatures over the coming decades.
“The decisions we make now about whether we let 1.5 or 2 degrees or more happen will change the world enormously,” Dr Heleen de Coninck, one of the co-ordinating lead authors of the report, told BBC News. “Lives of people will never be the same again either way, but we can influence which future we end up with.”
Many scientist believe, we simply can’t reach this figure, the world would need to change drastically, and either way the immediate changes would redirect the course of humanity forever.
The session will be closed from the public to allow scientists and governments to discuss freely ways to move forward. Sparks will most likely fly, and opinions will clash but most importantly we can find a smoother path forward.