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Painfully slow hurricanes, deadly heat, and cities without water: What the climate crisis will look like in the next 10 years, according to experts

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  In the last few years, we've seen record-breaking
  temperatures, intense hurricanes
  and 
    wildfires, and unprecedented 
    ice melt.
  
  All of these are predicted consequences of climate
  change and are expected to get worse in the coming years.
  
  Addressing this threat in the next 10 years is critical:
  Scientists say the world must slash its carbon emissions in half
  by 2030 to avoid catastrophic warming.
  
  Here's what we can expect in the next decade.
  
  
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    Business Insider's homepage for more.
  

  We only have a decade to avoid the worst consequences of climate
  change.

  That's the warning the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
  Change (IPCC) put out last year. But so far, nations are not
  slashing emissions enough to keep Earth's temperature from rising
  more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels - the
  threshold established in the Paris climate agreement. 

  "What we know is that unabated climate change will really
  transform our world into something that is unrecognizable," Kelly
  Levin, a senior associate at the World Resources Institute's
  climate program, told Business Insider.

  That transformation has already begun. The last few years saw
  record-breaking temperatures, catastrophic and bizarre storms,
  and unprecedented ice melt. That's all likely to get worse by
  2030.

  Here's what we can expect in the next 10 years.

We only have a decade to avoid the worst consequences of climate change.

That's the warning the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) put out last year. But so far, nations are not slashing emissions enough to keep Earth's temperature from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels - the threshold established in the Paris climate agreement.

"What we know is that unabated climate change will really transform our world into something that is unrecognizable," Kelly Levin, a senior associate at the World Resources Institute's climate program, told Business Insider.

That transformation has already begun. The last few years saw record-breaking temperatures, catastrophic and bizarre storms, and unprecedented ice melt. That's all likely to get worse by 2030.

Here's what we can expect in the next 10 years.

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