In the final part of Dr. Emily Shuckburgh’s article, she turns to extreme weather and the challenges of responding to this in order to limit warming to 1.5C.
Dr. Emily Shuckburgh is a climate scientist at the British Antarctic Survey. This is part two of her article in which she highlights the need for dramatic and rapid emissions redutions in order to prevent damaging climate change.
With the global climate now around 1°C degree warmer than pre-industrial times and at the current rate of warming, we will blow through 1.5°C in the 2040s and the 2°C target in the 2060s, give or take.
Dr. Emily Shuckburgh is a climate scientist at the British Antarctic Survey. She is at the forefront of observing the dramatic and shocking changes in our ice sheets and greenhouse gas levels. In part one of Emily's powerful article, she highlights the high environmental and economic risks of continually elevating CO2 levels.