The new UN report paints a clear picture of the impacts of climate change
A new United Nations scientific report is set to send what may be the clearest warning yet about the effects of climate change on people and the planet.
The assessment is the second in a series of three reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in the latest round of climate science reviews, which take place every six or seven years for governments. .
It is being announced on Monday, more than 100 days after the Cop26 summit agreed to ramp up action to try to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) to avoid worst effects of climate change.
Conference president Alok Sharma described the outcome of the UN talks in Glasgow as keeping the temperature target alive, but only with a weak pulse.
The first in a series of reports described by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as a “red code for humanity” when it was published last summer before Cop26 had a clear and unprecedented impact. there is that man is causing on the planet.
The latest assessment, which looks at the impacts of climate change, adaptation efforts to rising temperatures and points of vulnerability, is said to be even more worrisome.
A draft leaked last year warned of the danger of crossing a dangerous threshold, or “tipping point,” where things like melting of ice sheets or permafrost, or rainforests, become grasslands. , becomes irreversible, with enormous consequences.
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