UN’s IPCC Report is ‘Code Red for Humanity’
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its highly anticipated Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). Its release comes less than three months before a key climate summit in Glasgow known as COP26.
In strong, confident tones, the IPCC’s document says “it is unequivocal that human influence has global warming. The consequences of going past 1.5 C over a period of years would be unwelcome in a world that has already experienced a rapid uptick in extreme events with a temperature rise since pre-industrial times of 1.1 C”
IPCC report key points ;
1. Global surface temperature was 1.09C higher in the decade between 2011-2020 than between 1850-1900.
2. The past five years have been the hottest on record since 1850.
3. The recent rate of sea level rise has nearly tripled compared with 1901-1971.
4. Human influence is “very likely” (90%) the main driver of the global retreat of glaciers since the 1990s and the decrease in Arctic sea-ice.
5. It is virtually certain that hot extremes including heatwaves have become more frequent and more intense since the 1950s, while cold events have become less frequent and less severe.
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