The good, the bad and the ugly: limiting temperature rise to 1.5°C

The international effort to tackle climate change must be accelerated in order to limit global temperature rises, a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has found. The IPCC report, released in South Korea, is an urgent reminder that global warming poses a grave risk to humanity. To put into context what this means for Australia, the Climate Council has prepared its own report: “The good, the bad and the ugly: Limiting temperature rise to 1.5°C”. The world has already seen 1˚C of warming. Since mass industrialisation, along with increasing greenhouse gas pollution from the burning of oil, coal and gas, the world has already warmed by one degree.