Keeling curve

1961

Keeling curve

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Charles David Keeling atmospheric sciences

Keeling curve

Global warming

Peril

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report of Monday 8 October 2018 titled “Global Warming of 1.5 °C” warns of dire consequences if world governments do not begin immediately to cut CO2 emissions. “Human activities are estimated to have caused approximately 1.0°C of global warming above pre-industrial levels, with a likely range of 0.8°C to 1.2°C. Global warming is likely to reach 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052 if it continues to increase at the current rate. (high confidence).”

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