The Paris Agreement of 2015 declared that we must keep global average temperatures well below 2.0°C (3.6°F) above preindustrial levels, and as close to 1.5°C as possible. However, a 2018 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) showed that even 2.0°C would be catastrophic; 1.5°C should be the firm goal. We are now around 1.0°C and are already seeing wildfires, hurricanes, inland precipitation, and other events of unprecedented magnitude.
Environmental Law | Law
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Michael B. Gerrard,
Direct Air Capture: An Emerging Necessity to Fight Climate Change,
Available at: https://scholarship.law.columbia.edu/faculty_scholarship/4191