Pointing out the "worst is yet to come",… climate experts are warning that people should expect to witness the dire consequences of drastic climate change within 30 years.
This is according to a draft report from the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,… accessed exclusively by AFP.
The draft warns of the severe impacts climate change will have on the planet, including weather, food production, and eco-systems.
The report also draws attention to the effect of global warming on humanity,… warning that "life on Earth can recover from a drastic climate shift by evolving into new species and creating new ecosystems",…. however humans cannot.
The draft reports went on to say that a rise in global temperatures by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius will bring irreversible consequences.
However, the earth's temperature has already risen by 1.1 degrees compared to pre-industrial levels,… and looking at the current trend, experts say it may even reach 3 degrees.
This is well above the goal set in the 2015 Paris Agreement, which aims to limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius.
Even with 2-hundred nations abiding by the agreement, 14-percent of the global population will be exposed to severe heatwaves at least once in 5 years.
The IPCC stresses that it is crucial for all levels of society, from individuals, businesses, to governments, to do their parts to avoid the worst-case scenario.
Choi Min-jung, Arirang News.