“On a Track to True Climate Catastrophe”– Experts Respond to Landmark IPCC Report

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“The report, while complex, carries a sobering and simple message: we are on a track to true climate catastrophe.” — Benjamin Sovacool Professor of Energy Policy in the Science Policy Research Unit ( SPRU) and Director of the Sussex Energy Group

UN researchers just recently launched a landmark research study detailing humankind’s harmful effect on the environment as a ‘statement of fact’, and exposing that continuous emissions of warming gases might see an essential temperature level limitation broken in simply over a years.

The 42- page file from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC) likewise mentions that an increase in water level approaching 2m by the end of this century‘cannot be ruled out’

The evaluation report is the very first in a series, which will be launched in 4 phases over the next year. It’s publication comes less than 3 months prior to the UN Climate Change Conference, POLICE26, hosted by the UK and due to occur in Glasgow in November.

Experts from the University of Sussex have actually been reacting to the report, which is the very first significant evaluation of environment modification science given that2013

Benjamin Sovacool Professor of Energy Policy in the Science Policy Research Unit ( SPRU) and Director of the Sussex Energy Group, was associated with the IPCC report as lead author for chapters on Mitigation, and contributing author for chapters on Energy Systems andTransport He stated:

“The report, while complex, carries a sobering and simple message: we are on a track to true climate catastrophe.  And while the science is sound, research is needed to examine why and under which conditions initiatives can be a successful driver of change, and which policies, institutional changes, governance structures, and legal regimes would support changes.”

“In order to ensure that global warming does not exceed 2°C temperature levels, rapid, transformative, and sustained action is needed.  The world is set to use up its carbon budget in a matter of years, not decades.  We must act with an urgency unlike any other challenge facing human history.”

Professor Joseph Alcamo is the previous Chief Scientist of the United Nations Environment Programme and has actually co-authored IPCC reports given that1995 Now, as Professor of Environmental Systems Science and Director of the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme ( SSRP), he stated:

“The forecasts of the IPCC report, in addition to the heat waves, floods and wildfires we’re experiencing everyday, are awful however not unexpected. For a minimum of 3 years the primary science has actually been clear on environment modification, however for 3 years our reaction has actually been too weak.

“A stronger response will have to come from all parts of society, and sooner or later the fight against climate change will have to be linked up with our other big fights … against poverty, hunger and inequality.”

Dr Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson, Senior Researcher in Climate Change, Health and Migration, and an IPCC specialist customer, stated:

“This is an extremely crucial report which plainly mentions the looming, and really genuine, risks and dangers presented by environment modification. From the effects of severe heat occasions upon outside labour’s security and efficiency, to the links in between air contamination and decreasing health, and increasing water level increase that might result in forced motions and displacement.

“The assessment highlights important findings from a vast body of scientific research, such as the Lancet Countdown reports of which I am a co-author. We need substantive changes to help protect our planet and humanity.”

Dr Melissa Lazenby, Lecturer in Climate Change, stated:
“It might not be more prompt for the sixth IPCC evaluation report to come out today. Experiencing and enduring a pandemic and needing to rapidly develop policies based upon the science needs to be a lesson discovered and one taken forward with the current environment science that the AR6 has actually now supplied in their most current report.

“Most of the world now experiences some kind of environment effects due to human activity that has actually triggered the fast warming patterns we have actually been experiencing. This will just intensify, and we have clear clinical proof of the reason for this warming. It is time to act internationally on this really pushing problem and lower our emissions with the assistance and management of all nations.

“The AR6 report could not be clearer, the scientific evidence could not be clearer – action is required now.”



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