We need to prepare for a temperature overshoot and worse climate change
- With global warming of 2.7 degrees Celsius by 2100 looming, adaptation finance for poor nations is more urgent than ever
- Planet-cooling research into carbon dioxide removal and solar geoengineering must also be accelerated
Opinion by Muhamad Chatib Basri and Xue Lan
As the world’s population reaches 8 billion, the consequences of our environmental impact are visible and devastating, from melting glaciers to unprecedented heatwaves and floods. These are set to intensify, in frequency and severity – while countries continue to try to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.