Web Desk: Recently, Scientists have warned that Earth may only be decades away from a climatic tipping point that triggers runaway global warming and threatens the future of humanity, Metro.co.uk reported.
According to the new research, the threshold will be reached when average global temperatures are only around 2C than they were in pre-industrial times. They are already 1C higher and rising.
The study revealed that the Hothouse Earth climate will stabilize at a global average of 4C-5C above pre-industrial levels. If that happened then swathes of the planet around the equator will become uninhabitable, with sea levels up to 60 meters higher than they are today, threatening coastal cities.
A Hothouse Earth would pose ‘severe risks for health, economies, political stability, and ultimately, the habitability of the planet for humans’, the international scientists wrote in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.