IPCC: Hopes fade for keeping global warming to well below 2°C

Reaching the Paris Agreement’s climate change target will be impossible without immediate and substantial decreases in greenhouse gas emissions, according to a landmark scientific assessment.

by Gareth Simkins and Simon Pickstone
Destroyed houses, hotels and railway tracks in the Ahr Valley last week following catastrophic floods in June. The IPCC says more extreme weather events are now virtually inevitable. Photo: Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images
Destroyed houses, hotels and railway tracks in the Ahr Valley last week following catastrophic floods in June. The IPCC says more extreme weather events are now virtually inevitable. Photo: Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images

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