Impacts at 1.5 and 2 degrees of warming

15.04.21 By

A few degrees of warming is incredibly significant.

The IPCC’s Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, released in 2018, warned that allowing the planet to warm by more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels would have grave consequences.

The impacts that we are experiencing now at around a 1.1°C rise in average temperature are forerunners of rapidly escalating risks as global temperatures rise towards 2°C and beyond. Time is rapidly running out for humanity to avoid the extremely serious risks of a 2°C or warmer world.

Read more in our new report, ‘Aim High, Go Fast: Why Emissions Need to Plummet This Decade’.

An infographic depicting the difference in 1.5 and 2 degrees of warming, with coloured sections sowing different impacts.

Click here to download the infographic