The long awaited AR-6 report was released a few days ago. There are no surprises for anyone who’s been paying attention, but there’s lots of confirmation of how serious the problem has become and that there are still possibilities for reducing the impact — with actions, not words!
Sticking to the basics, here are some statements about AR6:
“The world is in deep trouble on climate change, but if we really put our shoulder to the wheel we can turn things around. Loosely, that’s the essence of the new assessment report.” —Ars Technica
There are multiple, feasible and effective options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to human-caused climate change, and they are available now, said scientists in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released today. “Mainstreaming effective and equitable climate action will not only reduce losses and damages for nature and people, it will also provide wider benefits,” said IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee. “This Synthesis Report underscores the urgency of taking more ambitious action and shows that, if we act now, we can still secure a liveable sustainable future for all.” —IPCC
‘‘’It can be done. It must be done’ AR6 underlines the fundamentals. This warming has driven widespread and rapid global changes, including sea level rise and climate extremes – resulting in widespread harm to lives, livelihoods and natural systems. “It’s increasingly clear that vulnerable people in developing countries – who have generally contributed little to greenhouse gas emissions – are often disproportionately affected by climate change. Intergenerational inequities are also likely. A child born now is likely to suffer, on average, several times as many climate extreme events in their lifetime as their grandparents did. The world is up the proverbial creek – but we still have a paddle. Climate change is worsening, but we have the means to act.” —The conversation
“Hundreds of climate scientists, thousands of research studies, eight years of work – building on more than three decades of research before that – have been boiled down in the past fortnight to a single message: we are running out of time. Extreme weather is taking hold in every part of the planet, the atmosphere and seas are warming at rates unprecedented in human history, and some of the consequences are irrevocable, according to the sixth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), published on Monday. Only drastic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions this decade can prevent us from raising global temperatures to a disastrous extent, the scientists have concluded.” —The Guardian
- IPCC – Urgent climate action can secure a liveable future for all
- Ars Technica – IPCC again advises urgency as it releases last piece of climate report | Ars Technica
- The Conversation – ‘It can be done. It must be done’- IPCC delivers definitive report on climate change, and where to n…
- Guardian – What is the IPCC AR6 synthesis report and why does it matter
And the key to it all – AR6 itself.