According to the IPCC, limiting warming to 1.5°C will mean:
- 420 million fewer people frequently exposed to extreme heat waves
- 61 million less people in urban areas exposed to severe drought
- Between 184 and 270 million fewer people exposed to water scarcity
- Sea level rise 10cm lower than at 2 degrees of warming
- Reduced risk of hitting natural tipping points that could send us into a spiral of run-away
It really is 1.5 to stay alive!