Earth is getting so hot that temperatures in about a decade will probably blow past a level of warming that world leaders have sought to prevent, according to a new report that the United Nations called a “code red for humanity.”
The most important takeaways from the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report are easily summarized: Global warming is happening, it’s caused by human greenhouse gas emissions, and the impacts are very bad (in some cases, catastrophic).
A major new report from the IPCC paints a devastating portrait of climate change. But it also shows that it's not too late for drastic action.
At nearly 4,000 pages, the report from the IPCC is massive. These five lines highlight their findings.
Hotter Asia, drier Alps, stormier U.S., saltier island nations.
One of the authors of the UN climate report explains why scientists have gotten so much better at seeing the “human footprint” in each weather disaster.
Thankfully, the report arrives to a citizenry more engaged with the issue than ever before.