Making plans keeping in view the goal of limiting global temperature rise to under 1.5 degree Celsius gives countries such as India an opportunity to develop a more sustainable energy industry, according to an Indian co-author of the recent IPCC report.
The report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) said. India could witness deadly heat waves if the planet’s temperature goes up by two degrees Celsius. Avoiding global climate chaos will require a major transformation of society and the world economy that is “unprecedented in scale”, the IPCC said.
“At +1.5C, twice as many megacities as present, such as Lagos in Nigeria and Shanghai in China, are likely to become heat stressed, potentially exposing more than 350 million more people to deadly heat stress by 2050. Read More