Global warming set to pass 2°C threshold in 2050
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Earth is on track to sail past the two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) threshold for dangerous global warming by 2050, seven of the world's top climate scientists warned Thursday. Since 1990, devastating weather-related events floods, drought, more intense storms, heat waves and wild fires - due to climate have doubled in number, Watson and the other scientists said in a report. "Without additional efforts by all major emitters (of greenhouse gases), the 2°C target could be reached even sooner, " he told journalists in a phone briefing. The planet has already heated up 1.0°C (1.8°F) above the industrial benchmark and could see its first year at 1.5°C within a decade, scientists reported at a conference in Oxford last week.
Global warming set to pass 2°C threshold in 2050. (2016, October 6). Manila Bulletin, p. B-8
Global warming; Earth; Climatic changes; Greenhouse effect; Conferences; Agreements; Renewable resources; Fossil fuels; Prediction; Environmental protection; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei; International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis; Watson, Roberto; Carraro, Carlo; Nakicenovic, Nebojsa
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