‘Crucial’ to keep 1.5C temperature limit goal alive, warns chief scientist

It is crucial that the goal to limit temperature rises to 1.5C is kept alive, Sir Patrick Vallance has warned. Speaking at Cop26, the Government’s chief scientific adviser said the goal, which aims to limit the most dangerous impacts of global warming, is not negotiable, although he acknowledged it will be very tough to meet. His comments came after he told the BBC that climate change is a bigger problem than Covid-19 because of its overall effect on humanity, warning that “if this is not stopped, this will be a bigger, bigger challenge to the way we live and lives will be lost”.

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