By now, global warming has reached 1°C above the average temperature of pre-industrial values (reference period from 1850-1900). 🌡
Global temperature target:
The goal set by the ‘Paris Agreement’ in 2015 is to keep the global average temperature ‘distinctly’ under 2°C in comparison to pre-industrial levels — 1.5°C are targeted.
As the IPCC-Report from 2018 states: “Global warming is likely to reach 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052 if it continues to increase at the current rate.” (IPCC, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) (ipcc.ch)
* “The term temperature anomaly means a departure from a reference value or long-term average.” (National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI))