IPCC: Climate scientists consider ’life changing’ report

时间:2018-10-02 单词数:3290

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Leading scientists are meeting in South Korea this week to see if global temperatures can be kept from rising by more than 1.5C this century.


After a week of deliberations in the city of Incheon, the researchers’ new report is likely to say that keeping below this limit will require urgent and dramatic action from governments and individuals alike.


The new study is being produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a body set up to provide a clear scientific view for governments on the causes, impacts and solutions to rising temperatures.


This week in Incheon, the scientists and government delegates will go through the final, short, 15-page Summary for Policymakers, the key distillation of the underlying scientific reports.


This will be done word by word, to ensure everyone - scientists and governments alike - are in agreement on the text.

他们将进行逐字逐句的斟酌,以确保每个人 - 即科学家和政府 - 都同意这份文本。

The report will be the guiding light for governments as they decide how to develop their economies in the face of rising temperatures over the coming decades.


"The decisions we make now about whether we let 1.5 or 2 degrees or more happen will change the world enormously," Dr Heleen de Coninck, one of the co-ordinating lead authors of the report, told BBC News.

“我们现在做出的决定,即是否允许1.5度或2度或更高度数的发生,将极大地改变世界,”该报告的主要协调作者之一Heleen de Coninck博士告诉BBC新闻。

"But our lives, when keeping it below 1.5C with projected population rise and economic growth, will also look differently."


"Lives of people will never be the same again either way, but we can influence which future we end up with."


Right now, the world has passed one degree of warming above the global temperatures that pertained around 1850, before widespread industrialisation.


Leaked drafts of the new report suggest that global warming is on track to break the 1.5C mark by around 2040.


This is potentially very bad news for low-lying island states and some of the least developed countries in the world who fear that 1.5C will cause sea-level to rise and threaten their survival.