Orateur : David SALAS Y MELIA

According to the latest IPCC report, the planet’s climate has increased by 1,1°C since the 19th century, with snow and ice caps that have receded and ocean levels that have risen. These changes, which are linked to human-generated greenhouse gases, also translate into visible evolutions in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, whether it be droughts, heat waves, severe rain or cyclones. These changes, which already impact natural environments, also have effects on human health and activity. The analysis of these observations by Météo-France reveals the current climate evolutions also concern France, whether in metropolitan or overseas territories. The level of these future changes depends on the level of greenhouse gases emissions. It is still possible to limit global warming to 1,5°C and therefore limit the consequential climate impacts, but that will require immediately, rapidly and massively reducing our emissions of greenhouse gases.