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IPCC’s report on global warming

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released their report which calls on government to move swiftly to ensure that global warming remains at 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The report noted that exceeding 1.5 degrees Celsius could prove to be catastrophic especially for small island states, which are already experiencing the effects of climate change with hotter days, more intense rainfall and longer periods of drought. The necessary measures will mean adopting “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.  Dr. Ulric Trotz, Science advisor and deputy executive director at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, noted that it will take hard work and financial backing to achieve this. It remains to be seen whether the governments have the political will to adapt the changes in order to avert disastrous effects that may be associated with climate change.