The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a new synthesis report. 195 governments commissioned it and the summary was agreed line by line. It is accepted fact by nations worldwide, and a shared basis for future action.
The report’s conclusions are terrifying and wearily familiar.
Every region is experiencing “widespread adverse impacts”.
Almost half the world’s population is “highly vulnerable” to climate change impacts. Expected repercussions will escalate rapidly.
It concludes that there is a “rapidly closing window of opportunity” to secure a livable future.
The message is the same: immediate and deep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions in all sectors.