Climate scientists predict global heating of at least 2.5 degrees C by 2100

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In a story posted online last May 9 at, author Liam Pritchett reported about a recent survey of hundreds of climate scientists who believe global temperatures will meet—and maybe even exceed—2.5C degrees above pre-industrial levels by 2100, leading to catastrophic global heating.

Here are excerpts from the story:

“The scientists surveyed cited the perpetual failure of governments to act appropriately in response to the worsening climate crisis.

“The Guardian reached out to every contactable lead author or review editor of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports—which collate and assess all available scientific information about the climate crisis—since 2018, a total of 843 individuals, all world-leading experts in the physical or social sciences.

“Out of the 380 people who responded, nearly 80% predict at least 2.5C of global warming by the end of this century, while around 50% believe the planet will likely surpass 3C. Just 6% of those surveyed thought the goal of 1.5C cited by the Paris Agreement would be met.

“Data shows that the climate crisis is more likely to impact women and younger people. Its worsening effects are inextricably linked to gender inequality, while younger millennials, Generation Z, and Generation Alpha will experience more extreme weather events than older generations.

“Several of those surveyed mentioned the links between social inequality of all kinds and climate change. Approximately 60% also blamed the corporate interests of sectors like the fossil fuel industry. However, even if all fossil fuels were eliminated, food production emissions alone would still likely push the world beyond 1.5C warming, and a study from last year specifically cited high-methane foods like meat, dairy, and rice as responsible for the majority of food-based emissions.”

Read the full story here: