The Strategist

Global temperatures to rise by at least 2.5 degrees this century

05/09/2024 - 04:13

The average worldwide temperature has increased by 1.2 degrees over the last four years, according to The Guardian.
The world's top climatologists predict that global temperatures will rise by at least 2.5 degrees Celsius this century from pre-industrial levels, with disastrous effects on both the Earth and humans.

There would be a minimum 2.5 degree Celsius increase in temperature, according to over 80% of those surveyed. Roughly half of them said they thought the temperature would rise by three degrees or more.

Merely 6% expect that global warming would not surpass the internationally-approved threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Many responders see the future as "semi-anti-utopian", where heat waves, wildfires, floods, and storms that are far more intense and frequent than those that have already happened will produce famine, conflict, and mass migration for humanity.