A Summary Of The Latest IPCC Report 2021 - This Is A Wake-Up Call

ENVIRONMENT




Last week the Group 1 of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the 6th report (AG6) on the current status of the earth’s climate.


The report was delayed for several months due to the global pandemic.


What is the IPCC?


Founded in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provides governments with information that can be used to support and develop important climate policies.


In this years report, different findings are presented on the physical science of Climate Change.


Scientists are observing changes in the Earth’s climate in every region and across the whole climate system, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report

Here is a summary of the finding in the report.


Climate Change Is Unequivocally Attributed To Human Actions


“Human influence has warmed the climate at a rate that is unprecedented in at least the last 2000 years”

Earth’s temperature reconstruction of the last 2000 years shows that we are experiencing an exponential temperature rise.


In the last 170 years, the temperature has increased by 1.1 degrees celsius.


The last time the Earth’s surface temperature was this high was 6500 years ago, but these warm periods were caused by slow variations. 170 years is a very short amount of time for an increase of this magnitude.


This temperature’s increase is attributed to a high level of confidence in anthropogenic (caused by humans) greenhouse gas emissions.



Climate Change Has Reached Every Region On Earth


“Climate change is already affecting every in