"Nearly 200 nations approved a major UN climate change report detailing the
accelerating impacts of global warming on Sunday, at the end of a sometimes
fraught two-week meeting overshadowed by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) confirmed that debates had
concluded over the report's crucial "Summary for Policymakers", a 40-page
overview distilling the thousands of pages of scientific research, which has
been reviewed line-by-line and will be made public on February 28.
Species extinction, ecosystem collapse, mosquito-borne disease, deadly heat,
water shortages, and reduced crop yields are already measurably worse due to
Just in the last year, the world has seen a cascade of unprecedented floods,
heatwaves and wildfires across four continents.
All these impacts will accelerate in the coming decades even if the carbon
pollution driving climate change is rapidly brought to heel, the report is
expected to warn, according to an early draft seen by AFP in 2021.
It will also underscore the urgent need for "adaptation" – a term that refers
to preparations for devastating consequences that can no longer be avoided.
In some cases this means that adapting to intolerably hot days, flash flooding
and storm surges has become a matter of life and death."
Via Rixty Dixet.
*** Xanni ***
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