Global warming is increasing at an unprecedented pace, according to a new study

Planetary warming due to human activities is accelerating, according to a study published on Thursday by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), writes AFP. Its pace increased by an unprecedented 0.2 degrees Celsius. At the same time, the amount of emissions into the atmosphere has also increased to an annual average of 54 billion tons. Lasting and more intense heatwaves would pose a deadly risk to people living across large swathes of Southeast Asia and equatorial regions of Africa and Latin America, according to the study.

“Although our warming has not yet reached 1.5 degrees Celsius (compared to the pre-industrial era), the amount of greenhouse gases that humans can produce without exceeding the limit of the carbon budget is likely to be exhausted in the next few years,” he said. the study’s lead author, Professor Piers Forster in Physics from the University of Leeds.

According to the IPCC, the so-called carbon budget has been halved compared to the last report in 2021. It is a prediction of how many emissions can be released into the atmosphere before temperatures reach a limit of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. According to scientists, overcoming this limit will trigger irreversible changes throughout the world.

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