If 1.5 degrees of warming does occur, Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam, including countries like Japan, China, Egypt, and the US will experience increased flooding by 2040.
Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society", according to a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Prof Jim Skea, co-chair of the IPCC, said: "The first is that limiting warming to 1.5C brings a lot of benefits compared with limiting it to 2 degrees".
"Limiting global temperature increases to 1.5°C means significantly decreased levels of food insecurity, water shortages, destruction of infrastructure, and displacement from sea-level rise and other impacts".
Another says an ice-free Arctic Ocean during summer could happen once per century with a 1.5 degree rise as opposed to at least once per decade if temperatures go up two degrees. A huge percentage of reefs, from 70-90%, could still be lost with 1.5 degrees of warming.
Climate change has already caused global temperatures to rise one degree on an average from pre-industrial levels.
But most governments now fear the cost of a global overhaul of the world's energy economy in the short time needed to meet the Paris climate goals.
The WWF called on the European Union to take urgent action to limit global warming to 1.5ºC, saying in a press release: "Approved by 195 governments, the report underscores the small window of opportunity we have to make immediate, deep and transformational changes - without which the world we know will be irreversibly changed".
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We need to make to make major changes in transportation, buildings, industry, and how we use land.
To contain warming at 1.5C, manmade global net carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions would need to fall by about 45% by 2030, the report warned.
Additional Secretary of the Environment Ministry AK Mehta said India is already facing climate change impacts.
The lower target would also reduce species loss and extinction and the impact on terrestrial, freshwater and coastal ecosystems, the report said.
Further, "t$3 he decisions we make today are critical in ensuring a safe and sustainable world for everyone, both now and in the future, said Debra Roberts, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group II". But a lower temperature increase would allow humanity more precious time with which to adapt to the adverse conditions presented by climate change. "The next few years are probably the most important in our history".
We really screwed ourselves, perhaps irreparably, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has found.
The conference itself, incidentally, will be the center of considerable attention as, at the gathering, according to the IPCC in the release, governments will review the Paris Accord, all, of course, with the ultimate aim of combating world climate change.
The Washington Post: The World Has Just Over A Decade To Get Climate Change Under Control, U.N. Scientists Say - "The radical transformation also would mean that, in a world projected to have more than 2 billion additional people by 2050, large swaths of land now used to produce food would instead have to be converted to growing trees that store carbon and crops designated for energy use".
If global emissions continue as per the commitments made under Paris Agreement, the carbon budget (the amount of CO2 that the world can emit) for 1.5°C warming will be exhausted by 2030, the CSE said referring to the report.