UN Experts Will Release Landmark Report On Climate Change

AR6 2021 landmark report with official UN logo

The impacts of climate change are already happening in many parts of the world. Floods in Europe and wildfires in western American states could be a preview of what we can expect from future climatological shifts. The world’s top climate scientists and experts are expected to release a landmark report prior to COP26, which will take place in Glasgow beginning November 1st, 2021.

The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations environment and climate organization, will conduct the landmark report. Once published, the report is expected to be the most comprehensive and up-to date analysis on the science of global warming since the IPCC’s 2013 report. This latest report will outline large-scale climate action solutions to reduce emissions to limit global warming to about 2 degrees Celsius compared to that of preindustrial levels.

Energy and agriculture sectors have to be the first to institute major changes, particularly in developed countries, such as the United States, China and India. Research conducted by the IPCC confirms that if we can limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (compared to that of preindustrial levels), some of the worst effects from climate change can still be avoided, including tipping points. Tipping points are the estimated climatological thresholds which have far-reaching, and in some cases, irreversible results once exceeded.

International Panel On Climate Change

Over 190 states have approved the IPCC’s latest findings. The assessment is supposed to provide international leaders with a premium set of recommendations which are backed by empirical evidence. Therefore, the report will likely include a section for policy makers as well as a section that is a detailed analysis on the physical impacts of climate change.

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