Greenhouse gas emissions are at an all-time high, causing an unprecedented rate of anthropogenic climate change, despite the promises of politicians and the world’s largest companies to switch to alternative energy sources.
A new analysis conducted by 50 leading scientists has shown that over the past decade (between 2013 and 2022), human-induced warming reached an average of 1.14 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, up from 1.07 degrees Celsius between 2010 and 2019.
This directly correlates with record-high greenhouse gas emissions, as the equivalent of 54 gigatons of carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere every year. If this trend continues, the world will cross the critical threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures.
According to the researchers, the world must work much harder and urgently at bringing emissions down and keeping global temperatures within the 1.5°C threshold.