Time Bomb Ticking
Kindly click here to access the regional fact sheet for Asia, which we get from the Working Group I report of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6)
Kindly click here to access the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) that presents the key findings of the Working Group I (WGI) contribution to the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) on the physical science basis of climate change.
Ten facts on climate change from the IPCC report, according to the Centre for Science and Environment:
• In the next 20 years, the global warming will breach the threshold of 1.5-degree C.
• If we continue to emit greenhouse gases as now, global warming will be above 2-degree C by mid-2100s.
• With every 1-degree rise in temperature, there will be a 7 percent increase in the intensification of extreme rain events.
• Carbon dioxide concentration in highest in 2 million years.
• Sea-level rise is the fastest in 3,000 years.
• Arctic sea ice is lowest in 1,000 years.
• Some changes we can't reverse any more, at least for next thousands of years.
• Ice melting will continue for the next 1,000 years even if we manage to control our GHG emissions.
• Ocean warming will continue, which has increased by 2-8 times from 1970s.
• Sea-level rise will continue for hundreds of years.
Please click here to access the Press release by Centre for Science and Environment dated 9th August, 2021 on the new IPCC report.