Scientists say a 1.5-degree Celsius increase should be new goal

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Climate scientists are saying that limiting a global temperature rise to a 1.5-degree Celsius increase should be a new target goal.

This comes after decades of scientists saying global temperatures must be kept below 2 degrees Celsius to avoid catastrophic impacts.

According to the BBC, scientists from the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change, or IPCC, and government officials are meeting in Incheon to see what needs to be done in order to meet the new target.
Part of the reason for the change is that small island and low-lying countries were worried that a 2-degree Celsius increase would still lead to their territories being inundated by rising sea levels.
Leaked drafts from the IPCC meeting show that a 1.5-degree Celsius increase would have some major differences than a 2 degrees Celsius increase.
Some main points are that 10 million fewer people would lose their homes from rising sea levels. Two million square kilometers of permafrost is saved over centuries.
There would be a 50 percent reduction in people across the world experiencing water scarcity.
The Arctic would only experience one sea-ice free summers in a century, and there would be a 50 percent reduction in species losing half their geographic range.
Unfortunately, according to the leaked drafts, the world has already warmed by about one degree and at the current pace, the 1.5C limit would be surpassed by 2040.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. New target goal of 1.5C increase, down from 2C
2. Coastal houses no longer flooded because of 1.5C increase
3. Permafrost being saved and fewer people experiencing water scarcity
4. Arctic sea-ice free summer

VOICEOVER (in English):
"According to leaked drafts from an IPCC meeting in Incheon, climate scientists are saying that a 1.5C increase should be a new goal after decades of saying global temperatures must be kept below 2C to avoid catastrophic impacts."

"According to the BBC, a 1.5C increase would have some major differences than a 2.0C increase. Ten million fewer people would lose their homes from rising sea levels."

"Two million square kilometers of permafrost is saved over centuries. There would be a 50 percent reduction in people across the world experiencing water scarcity."

"The Arctic would only experience one sea-ice free summers in a century."
SOURCES: BBC
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45678338