Yesterday the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a major report on human-induced climate change. “What’s new in this report is that we can now attribute many more changes at the global and regional level to human influence and better project future changes we will see from different amounts of emissions,” said Barrett.
Here is what we know:
– We are seeing climate change in real time.
– We will likely exceed the anticipated 1.5 degree Celsius warming.
– We are at 419 parts per million (ppm), which is above the anticipated safe upper limit of 350 parts per million.
– There is work to do now to reduce emissions and end the consumption of fossil fuels.
View the VOX article.