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


2020-10-13・ 2360    111

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