A new study using artificial intelligence shows that the Earth is rapidly approaching the 1.5°C warming threshold above industrial levels, and there is a 70% chance that the two-degree Celsius mark will be exceeded between 2044 and 2065. This news sounds the alarm for the catastrophic effects of global warming on the environment.
Earth’s Temperature Continues to Rise: the planet has warmed up by 1.1 degrees Celsius since 1900
Scientists from Stanford University and Colorado State University trained an AI system to analyze global climate model simulations and determine timelines for specific temperature thresholds. The results showed that the two-degree threshold is likely to be breached, even if emissions decline rapidly.
The study also evaluated the accuracy of the model by entering historical measurements, showing correct predictions of the 1.1°C warming reached by 2022. The United Nations Paris Agreement outlines the two temperature marks as crisis points, with nearly 200 countries pledged to keep heating well below two degrees.
According to Stanford University climate scientist Noah Diffenbaugh, who co-authored the study, “We have very clear evidence of the impact on different ecosystems from the one Celsius of global warming that’s already happened. This new study, using a new method, adds to the evidence that we certainly will face continuing changes in climate that intensify the impacts we are already feeling.”