The global temperature is rising at a tremendous rate
The ten warmest years in historical record have all occurred after 2010.
2022 was the sixth-warmest year on record, with a surface temperature 1.55 °F (0.86 °Celsius) warmer than the 20th century and pre-industrial records, when recording initially began.
That extra heat is catalyzing natural extremes, including intense heatwaves and droughts, heavy rainfall and resulted flooding, reduced snow cover and sea ice, and has changes the habitat of critical plants and animals.
A reduction in emissions isn't enough
A 90% reduction in emissions and 5GT of carbon removal are required to reach a global net-zero by 2050 and mitigate additional warming.
A combination of scaling resilient avoidance and removal projects is necessary to succeed in reaching any of the current pathways, with offsets in the voluntary market playing a vital role in decarbonisation.