Sat. Nov 27th, 2021
 
Deafening Warning On Climate Change: UN Report

Deafening Warning On Climate Change: UN Report

The United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released its most comprehensive report today and it directly indicates that humans are to blame for the drastic effects of Climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or IPCC released its detailed report, using the strongest terms yet to affirm that humans are the sole reason for causing climate change. The first line of the report summary reads: “It is unequivocal that human influence-levelled the atmosphere, ocean and land.” The previous IPCC reports have been very different from the recent ones. In previous reports, the IPCC said it was “extremely likely” that industrial activity was to blame.

The co-author of the report and a climatologist at the University of Oxford, Friederike Otto has stated that there is no uncertainty that global warming is caused by human activity and the burning of fossil fuels. Hence the report has very direct statements.

Deafening Warning On Climate Change: UN Report

Deafening Warning On Climate Change: UN Report
Deafening Warning On Climate Change: UN Report

 

Scientists are observing changes in the Earth’s climate in every region and across the whole climate system. Some of the changes have been declared as irreversible over hundreds to thousands of years, such as continued sea-level rise. The report accentuates the human responsibility for the severe heat waves, droughts, more intense storms and other extreme weather events that have been seen around the world in recent years.

It also states estimates of how sensitive the climate is to rising atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases which are key metrics in forecasting the rise of global temperatures in the years ahead. Drastic heat waves that used to happen only once every 50 years are now happening roughly once a decade. Tropical cyclones are also getting stronger. Most lands are seeing more rain or snowfall in a year. Severe droughts are happening 1.7 times as often. And fire seasons are getting longer and more intense

 

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called the IPCC’s assessment – the most detailed review of climate science ever conducted – “code red for humanity”.

Subhangee Guha

Break the Newz.

 

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