OPINION: “As the planet heats up, here’s what we can do”

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Yes, the world is definitely getting hotter and no, that is not good.

In the article, Dr. Lasco stressed the importance of keeping Earth’s temperature below the 2℃ mark and how it can be achieved.

“These temperature targets are embodied in the Paris Agreement because if we exceed them, there will be untold damages and losses to both natural and human systems,” Dr. Lasco said. “According to the IPCC report, if we are to stay within a 2-degree warmer world, deep, drastic, and even immediate cuts in GHG emissions are unavoidable.”

He also added that with the availability of greenhouse gasses mitigation technologies and the increasing traction of policies, it is possible to transition to very low or zero-carbon energy.

Dr. Lasco is the coordinating lead author of the IPCC AR6 Working Group 2 and a drafting author of the Summary for Policy Makers.

Read the full article here: https://opinion.inquirer.net/152340/as-the-planet-heats-up-heres-what-we-can-do