Before global warming crosses 1.5 degrees Celsius, climate scientists worldwide have given what one expert calls a “last warning.”
The Intergovernmental Panel on the Climate Change (IPCC), presented its final “synthesis report” after six years of study by approximately 700 experts, declared during a meeting that “the climate time-bomb is ticking.”
He claimed the IPCC report released today is a how-to manual for defusing the climatic time-bomb. It serves as a survival manual for people.
Representatives of 195 nations negotiated a consensus text for the summary report after examining thousands of scientific papers.
We’ve already seen several IPCC reports.
The AR6 report, which synthesizes six earlier IPCC assessments, is intended for use by policymakers inside and outside governments. It does this by taking massive amounts of data and making it understandable.
Not a lot of positive news, as you may anticipate.
The worst effects of climate change can still be avoided, according to scientists, and every bit of carbon pollution counts.
Finally, the writers stated:
It was now “unequivocal” that human activity is changing the climate and endangering human societies and the natural world.
Extreme weather events are already becoming more frequent due to climate change, and 3.3 and 3.6 billion people live in areas that are “particularly sensitive” to these changes.
If the world is to keep warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius this decade, emissions must be reduced “deeply, rapidly, and sustainably.”
If warming rises over that, some communities and ecosystems may not be able to adapt in time to survive.
As the sea approaches his homes on Australia’s Torres Strait islands, Warraber native Daniel Billy has documented what has already been gone.
It’s truly terrible, he continued, to see so much of the land mass removed from the islands.
It is ruining places.
As it slowly approaches the neighbourhood, it is both unfortunate and terrifying.”
Mr Billy is concerned about the cemetery where his parents are buried, just a few meters from the water.
He declared, “I don’t want to retrieve my parents’ skeletal bones from the reef.
I don’t want my ashes to be picked up by my children, their children, or my nieces and nephews.
Mr Billy is one of eight Torres Strait Islanders that took their case to the United Nations Human Rights Committee, which ruled Australia had failed to safeguard the community from climate change.
The United Nations, the report’s authors, and climate scientists all support this call.
When he released the report, Mr Guterres urged wealthy nations like Australia to avoid approving new coal, gas, and oil projects.
He declared, “Demanding others to move first simply ensures that humanity comes last.
He declared that urgent action was required from everyone.
Mr Guterres said, “We have never been better placed to solve the climate crisis, but we must immediately move into warp-speed climate action.” “There is no time to waste,”
It must be completed before 2030, according to Associate Professor Sarah Perkins Kirkpatrick of the University of New South Wales.
She added, “we need to cease burning fossil fuels. Using fossil fuels (including coal, oil, and gas) accounts for 80% of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions.
“If we can cease doing that by various approaches, such as using renewable energy, electric vehicles, or not burning any gas, then that’s a significant piece of the jigsaw solved.
Although it’s not the complete puzzle, a large portion has been solved.”