The initial solicitation and assessment of nominees is conducted in partnership with FSG, a nonprofit social-impact consulting firm; the Shared Value Initiative, a global platform for organizations seeking business solutions to social challenges; and Professor Michael E. Porter of Harvard Business School. Fortune writers and editors then evaluate and rank the companies by these four factors: We consider the reach, nature, and durability of the company's impact on one or more specific societal problems.
Climate change report issues dire new warning The date, which falls well within the lifetime of many people alive today, is based on current levels of greenhouse gas emissions. The planet is already two-thirds of the way there, with global temperatures having warmed about 1 degree C.
Avoiding going even higher will require significant action in the next few years.
Lowering emissions to this degree, while technically possible, would require widespread changes in energy, industry, buildings, transportation and cities, the report says. Scientists say the Arctic has been one of the regions hardest hit by climate change.
Consequences of past inaction The report makes it clear that climate change is already happening -- and what comes next could be even worse, unless urgent international political action is taken. Even if warming is kept at or just below 1. Temperatures during summer heatwaves, such as those just experienced across Europe this summer, can be expected to increase by 3 degrees C says the report.
More frequent or intense droughts, such as the one that nearly ran the taps dry in Cape Town, South Africaas well as more frequent extreme rainfall events such as hurricanes Harvey and Florence in the United Statesare also pointed to as expectations as we reach the warming threshold.
Countries in the southern hemisphere will be among the worse off, the report said, "projected to experience the largest impacts on economic growth due to climate change should global warming increase.
The report cites specific examples of how impacts of global warming would be lessened with the 1. Global sea levels would rise 10 cm lower by The likelihood of an Arctic Ocean free of sea ice in summer would be once per century, instead of at least once per decade.
What it's like at the ground zero of climate change This chart from the IPCC shows how global temperatures would respond to a sudden and drastic reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Even with immediate action, global temps will still overshoot the goal, but could reduce back to the target over time. In the Paris accord, countries agreed to the goal of holding global temperatures "well below" 2 degrees C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.
The United States was initially in the agreement, but President Donald Trump pulled the country out a year and half later, claiming it was unfair to the country. To limit global warming to 1. According to the report, there are two main ways of removing carbon from the atmosphere: However, all methods "are at different stages of development and some are more conceptual than others, as they have not been tested at scale," the report warned.
They will also require considerable political engagement globally, as will reducing the amount of carbon being emitted.
Despite the report's dire warnings, there is no indication such cooperation will be doable, particularly given the Trump administration's stance on this issue.
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The administration is in direct conflict with American businesses, states, cities and citizens leading the transformation.The objective, according to GISS scientists, is to provide an estimate of temperature change that could be compared with predictions of global climate change in response to atmospheric carbon dioxide, aerosols, and changes in solar activity.
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