The Latest Climate Change Report

July 19, 2016

Have you noticed changes to the weather conditions and seasons in your part of the world?

 

The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on #Climate Change, yet again urges world leaders to act now. The main message pushes for a move from fossil fuels to sustainable energy sources.

 

Hundreds of scientists from around the globe joined to create this paper aimed at governments that can do something about #global warming and its dire consequences.

 

Major issues raised included increased scientific certainty to 95% that humans are the cause of climate change. They also warned that the risk of severe, widespread, irreversible impacts globally is very high.

These risks include a 10-13 foot sea rise caused by the West #Antarctica ice sheet melting and the extinction of hundreds of currently #endangered species.

 

Scientists emphasised this is happening now, citing examples of extreme weather such as heat waves in #Europe, #Asia and #Africa, and heavy rain and snow in #Europe and #North America. The solution they said is for governments, with the support of their citizens, to reduce greenhouse emissions by 40-70% by 2050 and down to 0% by 2100 with the use of renewable energy sources. The costs of inaction far outweigh the costs of using #renewable energy.

 

 

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