I'm the founder of FutureWork IQ where I spend my time assisting businesses to design digital workplaces or “offices in the cloud.” These environments enable companies to allow flexible and remote working for their teams. I also teach the digital literacy, fluency, communication and collaboration skills needed to work in these modern technology-rich workplaces.

November 2022: “Greenhouse gas emissions keep growing. Global temperatures keep rising. And our planet is fast approaching tipping points that will make climate chaos irreversible. We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot still on the accelerator.”—Antonio Guterres

March 2024: The latest data courtesy of Zachary Labe

Consequences (February 2024 data):

Feb. +1.77°C warmer than an estimate of the pre-industrial average.

The ninth consecutive month (since June 2023) for which the monthly temperature has been the warmest on record for the corresponding month of the year.

+2ºC passed on four consecutive days 8-11 February.

The global-average temperature for the past twelve months (March 2023 – February 2024) is the highest on record. +1.56°C above the 1850-1900 pre-industrial average.

Reminder of the requirements as set out in the UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2023:

“The lack of stringent emission reductions means that the required emission cuts from now to 2030 have increased significantly. To reach emission levels consistent with a below 2°C pathway in 2030, the cuts required per year are now 5.3 per cent from 2024, reaching 8.7 per cent per year on average for the 1.5°C pathway. To compare, the fall in total global GHG emissions from 2019 to 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic was 4.7 per cent”

We are completely off track.