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50:50 chance of global temperature temporarily reaching 1.5°C threshold in next five years

WMO update:


There is a 50:50 chance of the annual average global temperature temporarily reaching 1.5 °C above the pre-industrial level for at least one of the next five years – and the likelihood is increasing with time, according to a new climate update issued by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Synthesis report of the IPCC sixth assessment report (AR6): Summary for Policymakers



This Synthesis Report (SYR) of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) summarises the state of knowledge of climate change, its widespread impacts and risks, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. It integrates the main findings of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) based on contributions from the three Working Groups , and the three Special Reports. The summary for Policymakers (SPM) is structured in three parts: SPM.A Current Status and Trends, SPM.B Future Climate Change, Risks, and Long-Term Responses, and SPM.C Responses in the Near Term.

MoorAtlas (German).

Heinrich Böll Foundation, BUND and the Michael Succow Foundation


Moors are important for the climate and biodiversity. This report looks at what is driving global peatland destruction and what are its local and global impacts? What is lost in the process? What are the drained peatlands used for? How can we protect peatlands?

What is so special about peatlands? The truth behind the bog



Peatlands are wetland landscapes that are characterised by waterlogged organic soils made of dead and decaying plants. They may not sound or look much on first glance, but dig a little deeper into the facts and figures and you’ll be amazed how this unique habitat functions and at the services it provides.

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