Scientists and governments will meet Monday to finalize a landmark United Nations report on how global warming is destroying human life, their natural environments and the earth.
Don’t expect a wild Valentine’s Day to come on the planet: instead, one activist group had “a nightmare painted in the dry language of science.” of science.
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a collection of hundreds of the world’s foremost researchers, publishes three massive reports on climate change every five to seven years.
This latest update, which is only due to be completed by end-June, will explain how climate change is already impacting on people and the planet, what to expect in the future and what the risks and benefits are going to entail when adapting to a warmer world.
‘We’re concerned that the physical climate around us is changing,’ said Debra Roberts, a South African environmental researcher.
Last August, the first of three reports on climate change that prompted the United Nations to explain the Code Red outlined the science of physical climate change, and a third report, published in March, will address more what can be done to contain and adjust to global warming.
Drafts circulated openly are altered, sometimes dramatically.
Environmentalists have argued that the extreme weather being experienced through parts of the globe in recent years shows just how urgent it is for governments to tackle the rising costs of climate change.