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
翻译人员: TED Translators Admin 校对人员: Yanyan Hong
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Why is 1.5 degrees such a big deal?
为什么 1.5 摄氏度如此重要?
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Because to warm our entire planet up by 1.5 degrees Celsius
因为要让我们的整个地球 升温 1.5 摄氏度
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requires a lot of heat.
需要大量的热量。
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All this extra heat melts glaciers, which raise sea levels.
所有这些额外的热量 会融化冰川,使海平面上升。
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If the ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland melt completely,
如果南极洲和格陵兰岛的 冰层完全融化,
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millions of people's homes will be under water.
数百万人的家园将被淹没在水下。
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The extra heat also intensifies weather,
额外的热量也加剧了天气的变化,
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making wet places wetter, dry places drier
使潮湿的地方更潮湿,
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and increasing the ferocity of storms.
干燥的地方更干燥, 并增加了风暴的强度,
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That 1.5-degree increase also won't be distributed evenly.
那 1.5 摄氏度的增幅也不会均匀分布。
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The coldest nights in the Arctic might get 10 degrees warmer.
北极最冷的夜晚可能会暖和 10 度,
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The warmest days in Mumbai might get five degrees hotter.
孟买最热的日子可能会再高 5 度。
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Over the past 10,000 years, we've been lucky.
在过去的一万年里,我们很幸运。
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Earth's climate was stable and our civilizations flourished.
地球的气候是稳定的, 而我们的文明也随之繁荣起来。
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But as our climate gets more unstable, so will our economies and our societies.
但当我们的气候越来越不稳定,
我们的经济和社会 也会变得越来越不稳定。
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We'll all suffer,
除非我们现在就采取行动,
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and the vulnerable will be hit hardest,
否则我们都将遭受痛苦,
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unless we act now.
而弱势群体将受到最严重的打击。
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Take action on climate change at Countdown.ted.com]
请前往 COUNTDOWN.TED.COM 针对气候变化采取行动 ]
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