New report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change may reveal difficult reading.
As we await the latest report by the IPCC, we can all attest as to the severity of the effects of the climate emergency.
Heavy rains equivalent to monsoons in Germany, United Kingdom, India, China, Pakistan, Belgium and the Netherlands. Violent wildfires raging across Turkey, Greece, California and Oregon to cyclones and unexpected winds and warm wet winters. It has been a decade to remember for all the wrong reasons, and climate inaction is advanced by scepticism caused by not only climate skeptics, but politicians, ‘content creators’, scientists and even those inexperienced with the realities of the data.
The latest edition of the IPCC report which will be taken into the COP 26 gathering in Glasgow will most likely be the event’s programme.
We’re expected to see some strong recommendations but also difficult reading.
Portents we’re anticipating will be that global temperatures are rapidly increasing, faster than once previously thought.
This is evidenced in the contrast of weather we have all been privy to, including heavy rainfall, extreme heat and floods that have taken hundreds of lives.
Extended periods of high temperatures will be earmarked as the most deadly of forecasts.
Increased co2 caused by pollution, oil, gas, coal and fracking extraction and use will cause untold damage upon the Earth. We currently sit at a 1.5 Celsius increase in global temperatures since the dawn of the industrial revolution, and with fossil fuel companies set to squeeze the last drip of oil before it disappears we’re expected to see a 2-3 Celsius increase that will trigger new droughts and intensify existing ones. This will have a profound effect on food security causing shortages worldwide.
This edition of the IPCC report expected to reveal devastating problems we must combat. Research predicting such increases in carbon emissions has been known for some time, and with the data there alongside practical examples we can all attest to, we know what to do.
There is still time to act, but we must act now and with that, make acclimatising changes to our lifestyles.