Last week, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new comprehensive report, urging action on climate change. The report details both the dire consequences of inaction, but also charts a way forward towards keeping temperature increases below 2 degrees – such change, however, demands immediate and pervasive policy action.
“There is alarming evidence that important tipping points, leading to irreversible changes in major ecosystems and the planetary climate system, may already have been reached or passed. Ecosystems as diverse as the Amazon rainforest and the Arctic tundra, may be approaching thresholds of dramatic change through warming and drying. Mountain glaciers are in alarming retreat and the downstream effects of reduced water supply in the driest months will have repercussions that transcend generations.”
Read a summary of the report, here.