Dangers of climate change staring on world’s face

Representatives from nearly 200 countries are gathering in Poland for talks on climate change — aimed at breathing new life into the Paris Agreement.The UN has warned the 2015 Paris accord’s goal of limiting global warming to “well below 2C above pre-industrial levels” is in danger because major economies, including the US and the EU, are falling short of their pledges.

But scientists at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) — the leading international body on global warming — last month argued the 2C Paris pledge didn’t go far enough. The global average temperature rise actually needed to be kept below 1.5C, they said, according to a BBC News report.