Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040 | The New York Times

‘The authors found that if greenhouse gas emissions continue at the current rate, the atmosphere will warm up by as much as 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius) above preindustrial levels by 2040, inundating coastlines and intensifying droughts and poverty. Previous work had focused on estimating the damage if average temperatures were to rise by a larger number, 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius), because that was the threshold scientists previously considered for the most severe effects of climate change.’

Source: Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040 | The New York Times