Scientists warn rising temperatures in the Arctic are now 'locked in'

Scientists warn rising temperatures in the Arctic are now 'locked in' and could lead to catastrophic climate change 'tipping point' A U.N. report says Arctic temperature rise is 'locked' even with Paris Agreement Temperatures could rise between 3 to 5 degrees Celsius by 2050, study found The change  could affect as many as 4 million people globally, researchers warn

By James Pero For Dailymail.com

Published: 17:05 GMT, 15 March 2019 | Updated: 17:54 GMT, 15 March 2019

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Even emissions cuts outlined in the Paris Agreement won't be enough to prevent an uptick in Arctic temperatures set to raise sea levels across the globe, says a report released by the United Nations this week. 

According to the report, even if the world were to meet these benchmarks, temperatures in the Arctic would continue to rise by another 3-5 degrees Celsius by 2050.

'What happens in the Arctic does not stay in the Arctic,' said Joyce Msuya, UN Environment’s Acting Executive Director. 

'We have the science; now more urgent climate action is needed to steer away from tipping points that could be even worse for our planet than we first thought.'

According to the U.N. a drastic temperature shift further imperiling Arctic ice is 'locked in

According to the U.N. a drastic temperature shift further imperiling Arctic ice is 'locked in" 

The results of that temperature change could spell out drastic reductions in already rapidly waning sea ice and result in changing landscapes across the world. 

According to the report, an estimated 4 million people are set to be affected by the thaw worldwide.

'The urgency to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement is clearly manifested in the Arctic, because it is one of the most vulnerable and rapidly changing regions in the world,' said the Finnish Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing, Kimmo Tiilikainen in a statement. 

'We need to make substantial near-term cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, black carbon and other so-called short-lived climate pollutants

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