So, you’ve heard about the new IPCC report…
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is the United Nations (UN) body for assessing the science on climate change. The IPCC released their new report in August, summing up work from over 200 scientists and 14,000 research papers with the key conclusion that human activity has ‘unequivocally’ changed the earth’s climate across every region of the globe. So, what exactly does the report say?
- There’s more carbon dioxide in our atmosphere than at any time in human history
- Average wildlife populations have dropped by 60% in just over 40 years
- The past five years have been the hottest on record since 1850
- We’re on the path to exceed 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels by 2040
- Sea levels are rising faster day than ever before
- Arctic sea ice is rapidly diminishing
‘Deep cuts’ in the emissions of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide could stabilise rising temperatures. Science has given us the facts, and next month, government leaders will be attending the 26th annual UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) to decide what to do with them.
Click here to download the full report.