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World’s top climate scientists expect global heating to blast past 1.5C target

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🗞️ Driving the news: An exclusive survey by The Guardian involving IPCC scientists reports that nearly 80% predict global temperatures will rise by at least 2.5°C this century, far surpassing the 1.5°C target set by international agreements

🔭 The context: The survey included nearly half of the IPCC's lead authors or review editors since 2018, revealing deep pessimism about avoiding severe climate impacts

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The expected rise in global temperatures points to devastating future scenarios
• These include famines, conflicts, and mass migrations triggered by extreme weather events, significantly impacting human and environmental health

⏭️ What's next: Despite grim forecasts, experts stress the importance of continuing the fight against climate change
• Reducing global warming, even marginally, is crucial to mitigate its most destructive effects

💬 One quote: "I think we are headed for major societal disruption within the next five years" (Gretta Pecl, University of Tasmania)

📈 One stat: Nearly 80% of surveyed IPCC scientists foresee a temperature increase of at least 2.5°C

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