Rarely has a half degree meant so much to humanity
It is rare that a half degree means so much to humanity. An Alliance of Small Island States (39 States) are all worried about the consequences of climate change. For nine of them, the situation is already severe.
The announcement of the Norwegian National Budget proposal on 8 October was an important event. This year, on the same day, the IPCC published a report that is far more important.
This is the report that will tell us what has to be done to achieve the targets set out in the Paris Agreement to limit increases in the Earth’s temperature down towards 1.5 degrees C. above the levels recorded in the pre-industrial era. Is it at all possible to achieve this target? How can it be achieved? What is the difference between a 1.5- and a 2degree target?
Who will sign a contractual text that will lead to the expulsion of your own country? There is an indisputable fact that the sea level rises. This occurs because of the expansion of the water when it gets warmer and because of the drainage of snow and ice in accelerating pace from land. Photo: Ibrahim Mushan by Unsplash.