Under current guidelines, the planet is on target to warm up 2 degrees Celsius by 2050 and 4 degrees by 2100, triggering serious large-scale problems by the end of the century.

Under current guidelines, the planet is on target to warm up 2 degrees Celsius by 2050 and 4 degrees by 2100, triggering serious large-scale problems by the end of the century.

  Subscribe to Fig. 1 on YouTube! Each episode explores a groundbreaking idea and the brilliant minds behind it.

Credit: University of California

UC San Diego's climate scientist V. Ramanathan accurately predicted this trend back in 1980. He says that if we make an effort to adopt existing technology today, we might be able to change our course on climate.