26 September, 2019
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GS-I: IPCC report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate.
With representatives from nearly 200 countries at the UN Climate Summit underway in the United States, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) made public a special report. It underlined the dire changes taking place in oceans, glaciers and ice-deposits on land and sea.
About the report
Unprecedented conditions ahead:
Sea level rise:
Globally sea levels are estimated to rise 1.1 metre by 2100, if countries are not able to restrict emissions “well below” 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
This is likely to have a direct impact on the lives of 680 million people living in low-lying coastal zones.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC):
Source: THE HINDU
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