Was the Paris Conference on climate change successful? Why has it been so difficult to take climate action? Are the current pledges by countries adequate to tackle climate change? Why has the public misunderstood the urgency of climate change? When could the 2ºC target be reached?
The report synthesizes and explains the conclusions from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and other key climate reports to the answers these and other questions in a simple way, to address common misunderstandings about climate change.
Economic losses from human-induced climate change and health damages caused by fossil fuel use are already impacting the U.S. economy with $240 billion a year.
In the next decade, these economic losses and health costs are projected to reach at least $360 billion annually equal to an estimated 55 percent of the U.S. growth.
These escalating costs are due to the continued use of fossil fuels triggering the climate to continue to change.
The report analyzes the 184 climate pledges made under the Paris Agreement. It benchmarks the emission reduction commitments to be implemented by 2030 to the 50 percent emissions reductions required to stay below 1.5ºC below pre-industrial times in the next decade, as concluded by climate scientists.
The analysis shows that 36 climate pledges were deemed sufficient (20%), 12 partially sufficient (6%), 8 partially insufficient (4%) and 128 insufficient (70%).
When did the world take action to tackle climate change? How much have GHG emissions increased since then? Explore the timeline of climate action.
The IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 Degrees is the response to the invitation by world leaders included in the Paris Agreement. Learn more about its key messages, explained simply.
Compare the frequency and number of droughts, wildfires, severe storms, hurricanes and flooding causing more than $1 billion in economic losses by state, in the 1980s, the 1990s and the last decade (2007-2016).
The 184 climate pledges were ranked based on their emission reduction commitments. Explore the the map and the details of the emission reduction commitment to see how each of the countries ranked.
A platform to mobilize and encourage action through accessible information on climate change, based on science. It’s goal is to explain climate change in a simple way for everyone, everywhere, to understand and do something about it.