The difference between 1.5°C and 2°C of global warming may not seem significant. But research shows that failing to limit global warming at 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels will significantly increase disaster risk.
If climate change continues as it has so far, more than one-fifth of the global population could be exposed to dangerously hot temperatures by the end of the century, according to a new study by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Human-induced climate change poses a major threat to the reliable water supply in many highly populated regions. Here, the authors of this report combine hydrological and climate model simulations to evaluate risks to the water supply under projected
The increase in surface air temperature in China has been faster than the global rate, and more high temperature spells are expected to occur in future. Here, the authors assess the annual heat-related mortality in densely populated cities of China at 1.5
Current greenhouse gas mitigation ambition is consistent with ~3°C global mean warming above preindustrial levels. There is a clear need to strengthen mitigation ambition to stabilize the climate at the Paris Agreement goal of warming of less than 2°C
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New research reveals that an intense decrease in greenhouse gas emissions is needed if farmers are to have time to protect their crops from excess or declining rainfall. If emissions continue at the current rate or increase, some regions will see changes as early as 2020, a striking development given that rain fed-agriculture produces most of the world's crops.
Climate extremes are widely projected to become more severe as the global climate continues to warm due to anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. These extremes often cause the most severe impacts on society. Therefore, the extent to which the extremes