Climate change is real and scary. From how everything is going right now it seems like it is not possible to avoid a climate crisis. According to the Paris agreement in 2015, The agreement aims to substantially reduce global greenhouse gas emissions to limit the global temperature increase in this century to 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels, while pursuing the means to limit the increase to 1.5 degrees.
The agreement includes commitments from all major emitting countries to cut their climate pollution and to strengthen those commitments over time. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published the first part of its sixth assessment report (AR6) which was released recently, the report pulls together the findings from more than 14,000 peer-reviewed studies.
The authors conclude that it is “unequivocal” that humans have warmed the planet, causing “widespread and rapid” changes to Earth’s oceans, ice, and land surface. They warn that the present state of many parts of the climate system is “unprecedented over many centuries to many thousands of years.