"Humanity has less than three years to halt the rise of planet-warming carbon
emissions and less than a decade to slash them by nearly half, UN climate
experts said Monday, warning the world faced a last-gasp race to ensure a
That daunting task is still – only just – possible, but current policies are
leading the planet towards catastrophic temperature rises, the UN's
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) made clear.
The world's nations, they said, are taking our future right to the wire.
The 2,800-page report – by far the most comprehensive assessment of how to halt
global heating ever produced – documents "a litany of broken climate promises",
said UN chief Antonio Guterres in a blistering judgement of governments and
"Some government and business leaders are saying one thing – but doing another.
Simply put, they are lying. And the results will be catastrophic," Guterres
In recent months, the IPCC has published the first two installments in a
trilogy of mammoth scientific assessments covering how greenhouse gas emissions
are heating the planet and what that means for life on Earth.
This third report outlines what we can do about it."
Via Rixty Dixet.
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