Climate Change Tracker: Breaching the heat barrier1 min read 15 Jul 2020, 09:00 AM IST
The world is almost 1.2 degrees Celsius hotter than pre-industrial levels. In five years, we could reach the scary point of being 1.5 degrees hotter
The entire focus of the international effort to mitigate climate change revolves around the number 1.5. According to the landmark climate change report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2018, the world’s governments must try their utmost to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by 2100.