UN scientists released a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) showing a dangerous and widespread disruption to nature. Among other aspects, it points out that the gaps between the measures to be taken and those carried out are “ever widening”.
The publication constitutes the second instalment of the Sixth Assessment Report of the IPCC and points out that over the next 20 years, the planet will face a number of “unavoidable” climate hazards that are linked to the 1.5°C rise. If this level of warming is exceeded, serious irreversible impacts will be generated.
In several parts of the world, increased heat waves, droughts and floods are exceeding plant and animal tolerance thresholds and have exposed millions of people to severe food and water insecurity. “Any further delay in concerted global action will miss a brief and rapidly closing window to secure a liveable future”, says Hans-Otto Pörtner, Co-Chair of the IPCC.