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  • Why is 1.5 degrees such a big deal?

  • Because to warm our entire planet up by 1.5 degrees Celsius

  • requires a lot of heat.

  • All this extra heat melts glaciers, which raise sea levels.

  • If the ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland melt completely,

  • millions of people's homes will be under water.

  • The extra heat also intensifies weather,

  • making wet places wetter, dry places drier

  • and increasing the ferocity of storms.

  • That 1.5-degree increase also won't be distributed evenly.

  • The coldest nights in the Arctic might get 10 degrees warmer.

  • The warmest days in Mumbai might get five degrees hotter.

  • Over the past 10,000 years, we've been lucky.

  • Earth's climate was stable and our civilizations flourished.

  • But as our climate gets more unstable, so will our economies and our societies.

  • We'll all suffer,

  • and the vulnerable will be hit hardest,

  • unless we act now.

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  • Take action on climate change at Countdown.ted.com]

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