Ecologist Vladimir Benaev, associate professor at the Ecology Institute of the Russian University of Friendship, revealed what awaits humanity if the Earth warms by 2.5 degrees Celsius by 2100, according to Rt.
In an interview with the newspaper “Izvestia”, Benaev refers to the report of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which states that humanity will not be able to maintain a temperature increase of 1.5 degrees Celsius until the end of this century.
Experts believe that the amount of temperature rise by 2100 will be about 2.5 degrees Celsius.
He adds, “There are two points of view – the first indicates that humanity will not be able to influence climate changes in any way, because the globe is large and has an inertial system.
Even if all production processes are currently stopped, temperatures will continue to rise. As for the second point of view, it calls for stopping industrial production processes, in an attempt to prevent warming.
There are different models and calculations, and we still have about 80 years to reach the year 2100, so what will things be like then, no one knows.”
But according to him, humanity must take measures and actions to reduce risks, such as expanding forest areas and reducing emissions.
He added that an increase in temperatures of 2.5 degrees Celsius would lead to the melting of ice, which would cause the water level to rise and flood coastal areas.
He says: “This will happen, if people do not move, but if there are measures and measures such as building dams in the Netherlands, there will be no great danger. There is also a need for a monitoring system.”