The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says that humans and nature are being pushed over the edge of what we can adapt to. It’s saying many of the impacts of global warming are now “irreversible”. But the authors of a new report are saying there’s still a brief window of time to avoid the very worst.
This new report looks at the causes, impacts and solutions to climate change. It gives the clearest indication to date of how a warmer world is affecting all the living things on Earth.
I've seen many reports, but nothing like the new @IPCC_CH climate report, an atlas of human suffering & damning indictment of failed climate leadership.
I know people everywhere are anxious & angry. I am, too.
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) February 28, 2022
Dr Helen Adams, a lead author on the report said: “One of the things that I think is really, really clear in the report is that yes, things are bad, but actually, the future depends on us, not the climate,”
There are many, many things causing climate catastrophe. But a large contributor is the digging up and burning of fossil fuels by massive fossil fuel companies, like Shell, Exxon and Saudi Aramco. And behind every one of those companies is a profit-hungry bank, investing in the projects to make a quick buck, while doing untold damage to people and planet.
That’s why we’re coming together all over the planet to take on the banks, and stop them pouring money into the climate crisis. We’re working together to #DefundClimateCrisis
The uncanny confluence of Putin's invasion and the IPCC report is a stark reminder: fossil fuel powers the worst crises facing our planet.
If we use this moment to get off oil and gas, we have a fighting chance as a planet.
— Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) February 28, 2022