Why is 1.5 degrees such a big deal? | Kristen Bell + Giant Ant

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Take action on climate change at http://countdown.ted.com. A brief answer to one of the key questions about climate change: Why is 1.5 degrees such a big deal? (Written by Myles Allen, David Biello and George Zaidan) This animation was part of the Countdown Global Launch on 10.10.2020. (Watch the full event: https://youtu.be/5dVcn8NjbwY.) Countdown is TED's global initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. The goal: to build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, in the race to a zero-carbon world. Get involved at https://countdown.ted.com/sign-up Follow Countdown on Twitter: http://twitter.com/tedcountdown Follow Countdown on Instagram: http://instagram.com/tedcountdown Subscribe to our channel: http://youtube.com/TED TED's videos may be used for non-commercial purposes under a Creative Commons License, Attribution–Non Commercial–No Derivatives (or the CC BY – NC – ND 4.0 International) and in accordance with our TED Talks Usage Policy (https://www.ted.com/about/our-organization/our-policies-terms/ted-talks-usage-policy). For more information on using TED for commercial purposes (e.g. employee learning, in a film or online course), please submit a Media Request at https://media-requests.ted.com

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Transcriber: TED Translators Admin Reviewer: Rhonda Jacobs
Traductor: TED Translators Admin Revisor: Sebastian Betti
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Why is 1.5 degrees such a big deal?
¿Por qué 1,5 °C es algo tan importante?
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Because to warm our entire planet up by 1.5 degrees Celsius
Porque calentar todo el planeta 1,5 °C
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requires a lot of heat.
requiere mucho calor.
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All this extra heat melts glaciers, which raise sea levels.
Todo este calor extra derrite glaciares que elevan el nivel del mar.
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If the ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland melt completely,
Si las capas de hielo de la Antártida y Groenlandia se derriten por completo,
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millions of people's homes will be under water.
las casas de millones de personas quedarán bajo el agua.
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The extra heat also intensifies weather,
El calor adicional también intensifica el clima,
haciendo más húmedos a los lugares húmedos y más secos a los secos
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making wet places wetter, dry places drier
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and increasing the ferocity of storms.
y aumentando la ferocidad de las tormentas.
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That 1.5-degree increase also won't be distributed evenly.
Ese aumento de 1,5 °C tampoco se distribuirá de manera uniforme.
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The coldest nights in the Arctic might get 10 degrees warmer.
Las noches más frías en el Ártico podrían tener 10 °C más de calor.
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The warmest days in Mumbai might get five degrees hotter.
Los días más calurosos en Mumbai podrían tener 5 °C más de calor.
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Over the past 10,000 years, we've been lucky.
En los últimos 10 000 años hemos tenido suerte.
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Earth's climate was stable and our civilizations flourished.
El clima de la Tierra era estable y nuestras civilizaciones florecieron.
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But as our climate gets more unstable, so will our economies and our societies.
Pero conforme nuestro clima se vuelva más inestable,
también lo serán nuestras economías y nuestras sociedades.
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We'll all suffer,
Todos sufriremos
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and the vulnerable will be hit hardest,
y los vulnerables serán los más afectados
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unless we act now.
a menos que actuemos ahora.
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[Countdown
[CUENTA REGRESIVA.
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Take action on climate change at Countdown.ted.com]
Actúa sobre el cambio climático en COUNTDOWN.TED.COM]
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