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Did you know ? IPCC report: coal, gas and oil are responsible for three-quarters of the world’s CO2 emissions

The last report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), published on October 8th, 2018, warns states of the world about the serious consequences of an increase in temperatures above 1.5°C: heat waves that increase by more than 3°C, increased risks of torrential rains, catastrophic impact on biodiversity, reduced cereal crop yields, rising sea levels, complete melting of the ice pack in summer up to once a decade if warming increases by 2°C… In the report, experts describe four possible scenarios to keep the increase in global warming below 1.5°C at the end of the century. In the different scenario families, all predict the decline of fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas) and an accelerated development of low-carbon energies (nuclear and renewables). Construction, transport, industry, energy, all sectors across the world were called upon to embark on a rapid transition: "if we do not act by 2030, the door will close", warned Valérie Masson-Delmotte, co-chair of the IPCC’s working group on climate science.

Source: Le Monde, October 8th, 2018

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