Is this warming likely to increase further?

Sadly, if we keep on releasing CO2 into the atmosphere, the temperature will keep rising. A hotter Earth will lead to more frequent and more devastating impacts than we have seen before. What is really worrying is that if we don’t manage to keep global warming below 2°C, then it is very likely that large and irreversible changes such as the melting of the polar ice caps may be triggered. This could mean we are unable to stop temperatures rising further and further, which could be disastrous for all kinds of life across all parts of the planet.