The United Nations International Panel on Climate Change used to say that we should limit the rise of global temperature to two degrees above the pre-industrial average for us to remain safe.
If temperatures rose by 2°C, what would it be like?
This video from Sky News explains a two degree world.
“Global warming is likely to reach 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052 if it continues to increase at the current rate.”
If you’re feeling confident about what you’ve learned you can test yourself with the quiz at the end of this lesson.
If you’re still unsure about some of the science, please get in touch with your tutor and they will be able to support you. There will also be general reviews of the information during the facilitated session.
Revisit any of the videos or articles that you missed or do your own reading around the subject in the ‘Discover More’ sections.
If you would like to continue to explore and learn about the science of climate change, these are some useful websites:
British Antarctic Survey | Ice cores and Climate Change.
A Smithsonian Article on Charles Keeling | The enduring legacy of Mauna Loa.
Sceptical Science | A website dismantling climate change denial and mis-information.
Grist have created a well-sourced guide on how to disarm climate sceptics with common arguments from climate change deniers. This is also good reading for your own knowledge and will help make the links between the science and the arguments you may hear.