What is climate change and where are we heading? – Part 2
Burning fossil fuels has caused a rapid concentration of CO2 emissions in the atmosphere. As a result, the world has already warmed ca. 1.2 degrees Celsius, compared to preindustrial levels.
The climate is increasingly changing, and we are suffering the consequences. The Paris Agreement aims to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius, preferably 1.5 degrees Celsius (°C). However, the world is far off track and COP27 has made the 1.5°C, target increasingly unlikely.