The world is ending in October.
That’s the official forecast from the International Energy Agency (IEA) which forecasts that by 2100, global CO2 emissions will have fallen by a quarter to less than 40 parts per million.
But that’s a big step.
Scientists are expecting CO2 to rise by about one degree, which means that the world’s population will grow by one-fifth.
The world will be a bit warmer, which is good news, because CO2 can raise the temperature of the planet.
The temperature of a planet depends on how much carbon is in the atmosphere and how much is locked away in the oceans.
If CO2 levels keep rising and if the world is able to harness the world economy and technology to cool the planet down, the world will have the resources to cool itself.
For more information about the coming global climate change, read the book The End of the World: What You Need to Know about Climate Change by Nick Srnicek, published by Penguin Books.
This article was originally published on the blog Climate Futures, a news and commentary site that explores the latest research on climate change.