Climate challenge

Climate challenge

Climate challenge

The planet's average surface temperature has risen about 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.9 degrees Celsius) since the late 19th century, a change driven largely by increased carbon dioxide and other human-made emissions into the atmosphere.
The oceans have absorbed much of this increased heat, with the top 700 meters (about 2,300 feet) of ocean showing warming of more than 0.4 degrees Fahrenheit since 1969.
Global sea level rose about 8 inches in the last century.
Source: Story Maps

Climate Challenge

What will it take to avoid disastrous climate change?

There’s one goal of international climate change negotiations:
Stop warming short of 2 degrees.
At 2 degrees Celsius of warming, low-lying island nations are expected to be under water, droughts and storms will become supercharged and a third of species may be put at risk for extinction.
Sourcec: CNN