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What happens at a 1.5, 2 and 3ºC increase in temperature?

Updated: Jan 23, 2022

We're already at a 1.2C (degrees Celsius) increase in average global temperature, verses pre-industrial levels, and are witnessing the extreme weather associated with it. But, disturbingly, CO2 levels are still rising, and it's terrifying to think of what lies ahead if climate change isn't stopped, or reversed, immediately.

Limiting temperature to 1.5C (verses pre-industrial levels) is seen as a ‘best case scenario' by climatologists, and this, of course, will have even more dramatic impacts on life as we know it. So let's look at what's predicted to happen around the world if global temperature continues to climb.