It’s now or never – IPCC 6th Assessment Report released today
Today the final synthesis of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s 6th Assessment Report cycle was released. This synthesis report restates that it is “now or never” to act, and that we are well on the path to irreversible climate catastrophe.
While 5/6 of the tipping points that will still be crossed even if we stay within the Paris Agreement temperature limits are in the poles, the effects are global. Emissions have continued to grossly rise even as governments around the world make pledges to stay in line with targets agreed back in 2015.
The world is clearly off-track, and this is our Moonshot moment. With the Willow oil drilling project in in the Arctic having been given the go-ahead just last week this report highlights the urgency for positive action.
We have solutions to curb the crisis if we act now. We need policy leaders, decision makers and global executives to stop waiting for someone else and some other time, but to take drastic and urgent action immediately. Want to know what you can do? Check out our solutions page.
A world past 1.5C or even 2C is not a safe world.
Key insights from the report:
- With current policies, Earth temperatures will rise between 2.2 and 3.5 °C
- Lack of action is triggering catastrophic events, which can change the climate “irreversibly”
- ~3.5 billion people are in immediate death danger from climate-related floods, droughts, and storms
- UN Secretary-General Guterres specifically urged:
– Coal phase-out by 2040
– NetZero electricity generation by 2035
– 0 new oil & gas licenses immediately
Read the IPPC’s Synthesis Report HERE.