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
譯者: C Cheng 審譯者: Yuwei Duan
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Why is 1.5 degrees such a big deal?
為什麼 1.5 度如此重要?
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Because to warm our entire planet up by 1.5 degrees Celsius
因為要讓整個星球溫度上升攝氏 1.5 度
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requires a lot of heat.
需要很多熱量。
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All this extra heat melts glaciers, which raise sea levels.
所有多出來的熱量會使冰川融化, 從而使海平面升高。
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If the ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland melt completely,
如果南極洲和格陵蘭島的冰層 全部融化的話,
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millions of people's homes will be under water.
數百萬人的家園就會被水淹沒。
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The extra heat also intensifies weather,
多餘的熱量還會讓天氣狀況加劇,
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making wet places wetter, dry places drier
使多雨地區更加潮濕, 而乾旱地區更加乾燥,
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and increasing the ferocity of storms.
還會增強風暴的破壞性。
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That 1.5-degree increase also won't be distributed evenly.
而且 1.5 度的增溫並不會平均分佈。
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The coldest nights in the Arctic might get 10 degrees warmer.
北極最冷的夜晚可能會暖 10 度。
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The warmest days in Mumbai might get five degrees hotter.
孟買最熱的白天可能會升溫 5 度。
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Over the past 10,000 years, we've been lucky.
在過去的一萬年裡,我們都很幸運。
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Earth's climate was stable and our civilizations flourished.
地球氣候穩定, 我們的文明得以蓬勃發展。
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But as our climate gets more unstable, so will our economies and our societies.
但是當氣候越發不穩定的時候,
我們的經濟和社會也將變得不穩定。
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We'll all suffer,
我們都將為此受苦,
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and the vulnerable will be hit hardest,
而弱勢群體將會遭到最嚴重的打擊,
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unless we act now.
除非我們現在就行動。
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[Countdown
【倒數計時】
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Take action on climate change at Countdown.ted.com]
【採取行動因應氣候變遷, 詳情請見 Countdown.ted.com】
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