Last Monday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC) released its latest report on the drastic emissions reductions that will be necessary for warming to stay below 1.5ºC
(2.7ºF) and why it’s so important we hit that target.
on average, every additional 1 degree Celsius of warming over five years was linked to an increase of mental health issues in those areas by 2%.
A big piece of the emissions-reduction puzzle, particularly in the United States, is transportation
. In 2014, it accounted for 23% of global emissions, but in the United States transport emissions are rising while most other sectors’ emissions are declining. Laura Bliss looked at how that will have to change
But what would it look like, globally, to hit the targets set by the IPCC? Vox
has a piece looking at what rapid decarbonization
would look like, and though it’s ambitious, it’s far from impossible
If we look around the world, Paris
provides a good example of how cities can do their part
to mitigate climate change, while investing in adaptations to ensure quality of life remains high despite the changes that are already baked into the climate system.