What is the “UN IPCC Report” and why does it matter?
WHAT IS THE UN IPCC REPORT? 🧑🏽🔬 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations (UN) body, is the world’s top science authority on climate change. 📄 IPCC issues comprehensive reports synthesizing research on climate change causes, impacts, and mitigation strategies every 6-7 years. First report was issued in 1990 and IPCC received Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. 📈 Most recent IPCC reports: “The Physical Science Basis” (August 2021); “Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability” (February 2022); and “Mitigation of Climate Change” (April 2022).
WHAT DO RECENT IPCC REPORTS SAY? ❗️Climate crisis is here, and the window is rapidly closing to avoid its most catastrophic impacts on our Planet and People. 🌡 Humans are responsible for the warming atmosphere, oceans, and land (“global warming”) and average global temperatures will likely rise beyond the “safe zone” of 1.5℃ (2.7℉) above pre-industrial levels. 🌪 Negative impacts of human-caused global warming are everywhere, wide-ranging like extreme weather events and wildlife extinction, and some are “irreversible”. Fast action must be taken by governments, businesses, and individuals across every economic sector and nature must be protected.
IS THERE HOPE DESPITE DIRE IPCC REPORTS? 😱 Dire IPCC reports make us feel scared, powerless, and hopeless, which can either paralyze us into inaction or prompt us to act now and fight like hell! 🌏 We believe solutions to stabilize the climate and biodiversity – individual and collective – are linked and within our reach. 👊 We fight for what matters most to us: solving the linked climate and biodiversity crises together, with individual and collective action toward 3P Sustainability (Planet, People, Prosperity). From action comes hope, not the other way around!
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