IPCC Report Warns of ‘Irreversible’ Impacts of Global Warming

An IPCCC climate report was released today with a damning assessment: many of the impacts of global warming are now simply irreversible. 

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a new report today saying that there is a small, brief window of time for the world to act to avoid the very worst. The IPCC report said that humans and nature are being pushed behind their abilities to adapt. 

The IPCC is the world’s foremost body of climate researchers. 

The report says that a whopping 40 percent of the population around the world will be “highly vulnerable” to climate. If the rise in temperature is kept below 1.5 Celsius, projected losses would be lowered. 

The report comes only four months after the UN COP26 climate change summit, at which world leaders came together to commit to rapid, immediate, mandatory action to fight climate change. 

This UN report shows that this is no easy task, and just how but a scale the problem really is. 

Professor Debra Roberts, the co-chair of the IPCC, said that the report clearly indicates that places in which people live and work may completely be eliminated and cease to exist. Roberts said that the ecosystems and species that have existed in the world thus far, as well as that, are central to our cultures and inform languages, may soon vanish. 

This is a key moment, Roberts said, for the world to turn things around. This is the “decade of action,” he added, in order to ensure the absolute worst does not happen. 

This latest study is the second of three reviews that the IPCC will publish. The first report was published in August 2021 and highlighted the sheer scale of effects due to climate change around the world. This report builds upon that first one and examines the causes, impacts, and solutions to climate change. 

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