Warnings in the world’s largest climate change report highlight the need to accelerate hydrogen adoption

August 9, 2021

With the stark warnings revealed within the world’s largest ever report on climate change, released today (August 9), the need to accelerate hydrogen adoption has never been greater.

Climate Change 2021: the Physical Science Basis has given a blunt warning that global warming levels are likely to rise more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels in the next two decades.

This striking revelation puts a major emphasis on the need for low carbon technologies and an acceleration in their adoption across the world. Hydrogen is a potential revelation in the fight against global warming.

The report, approved on Friday by 195 member governments of the IPCC, suggests that there is a strong need to provide immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions to achieve even warming limitations close to 1.5°C or even 2°C.

It states that, at 1.5°C of global warming, there will be an increase in heat waves, longer warm seasons and shorter cold seasons.

At 2°C of global warming, heat extremes would more often reach critical tolerance thresholds for agriculture and health.

Hydrogen is a clean energy source which holds great promise in decarbonising several hard-to-abate sectors and support reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

It can be used to decarbonise homes, various transportation applications whilst also helping to reduce carbon emissions in the industrial sectors.

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