The conclusion of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC could not have been more blunt: human-induced global warming poses an existential threat to the planet. And to Nepal.
To avert this, the report has called for pathways that look unachievable. The US government has already indicated it will withdraw from the 2015 Paris Agreement that agreed on measures to limit worldwide average temperatures rise to 1.5-2ºC by 2100. Developing countries like India and China are now the biggest producers of greenhouse gases.