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Felipe Pérez Muzard

IPCC Report - Global Warming of 1.5ºC

The special report "Global Warming 1.5ºC" has been published by the IPCC. Commissioned by the United Nations during COP21 in Paris, 2015, it's "Summary for Policymakers (SPM)" presents the key points that should be taken into consideration.



The report addresses the impacts of a global warming of 1.5ºC above pre-industrial levels and it's relationship with greenhouse gas emissions. This in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change while supporting sustainable development and efforts for eradicating poverty.



World's leading scientists say that humanity has 12 years to prevent an environmental collapse. They also claim that immediate action is necessary to curb the effects of global warming. The report has generated several reactions in different countries of the world, because it points out the impacts that can still be avoided by limiting the temperature rise above 1.5ºC compared to the pre-industrial era.



The report ensures that for fulfilling the objectives of the Paris agreement, solutions must be implemented within a certain period, but nonetheless most of the proposed ones in the agreement, do not exist. When considering technologies that do not yet exist, immediate and unprecedented real measures must be taken because the problems associated with rising temperatures increase day by day and some of the problems that the next generation will face are already irreversible.



"Global Warming of 1.5°C" is the first of a series of special reports that the IPCC will produce in the "Sixth Evaluation Cycle". During 2019 they will publish the "Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate" and "Climate Change and Land", seeking to provide more background in the search for solutions that address the imminent environmental collapse.

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