Global Temperature
Global Temperature

A special report of the United Nations warns that the average rise in global temperature might cross 1.5 degrees Celsius between 2030 and 2052, leading to irreversible damage across the world

               Current efforts to implement the Paris climate accord on climate change might not be enough to save global ecosystems including in India from irreversible damage. A special report released by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on October 8, 2018, has declared that if current a trends continue, rise in average temperatures will breach the critical barrier of 1.5°Celsius between 2030 and 2052. The 2015 Paris accord's central aim is to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Global Temperature chart 1

Global Temperature chart
From: hindustantimes

                  Charts 1 and 2 based on data from 70 peer-reviewed climate studies aggregated in UK based captures the drastic difference in the cost of environmental damage between situations where the average rise in temperature breaches the 1.5 degree and 2 degree Celsius level In South Asia, the number of annual warm spell days will double if the average rise goes from 1.5 degrees to 2 degrees In India specifically, the frequency of heatwave occurrence would increase by a factor of 32 times in the case of 2 degrees rise as opposed to 8 times in the case of 1.5 degrees.