Paris, Senior Associate, Cy Fry discussed on Fresh Air
In signing the Paris climate agreement nations agreed to keep the increase in global average temperature to quote, well below two degrees celsius a critical point at which the planet gets locked into a future of catastrophic impacts such as rising sea levels more. Devastating floods and droughts widespread food and water shortages and more powerful storms and to ensure that we don't get too close to that to degree tipping point the agreement. Ask countries to limit the temperature increase to just one point five degrees celsius. But how much does half a degree? Save us from the most devastating impacts of climate change a new report from the. Intergovernmental panel on climate change, the IPC this week has shed some light on that it highlights a number of climate change impacts that could be avoided by limiting global warming to one point five degrees compared to two degrees or more the conclusion every bit of warming, even at point point five degrees matters here to break down the report and tell us how world nations have been doing trying to curb emissions over the last three years is that to Kelly the VIN. She is senior associate with the world Resources Institute. Doctor levin. Welcome back to science Friday. Thank you so much great to be with you. We want to send out a shadow to our listeners with this question as we barrel toward a one and a half degree increase in global temperature. Are you worried are you worried about climate change impacting where you live guest? Give us a call our number eight four four seven two four two five five eight four four seven two four two five five. You can also tweet us at the Cy fry. So Dr living the the goal is to prevent a two degree increase in average global temperatures. But this report tells us that even a one point five degree increase is going to bring some pretty big changes. Yep. That's absolutely, right. So the Paris agreement actually has these two goals as you said.