|Smoke rises from an oil refinery in Houston, Texas, the US, on April 20, 2020. (Photo: AFP/VNA)
According to the report, species extinction, ecosystem collapse, mosquito-borne diseases, deadly heatwaves, water shortages, and reduced crop yields are already measurably worse due to global warming.
Just in the last year the world has seen a cascade of unprecedented floods, heatwaves, and wildfires across four continents.
The 2015 Paris deal calls for capping global warming at less than 2 degrees Celsius, and ideally less than 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Last August, another report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on the physical science of human-caused climate change found that global warming is virtually certain to exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius, probably within a decade.