tech2 News StaffAugust 11, 2021 20:23:44 IST
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published on 6 August and published its first report (Working Group I) on the sixth assessment report (AR6) for the cycle to be completed in 2022. The report is entitled Climate change 2021: the basis of physics and it is the most detailed assessment of climate science ever.
The report is a collaborative effort by 234 authors from 66 countries. This was the first time an approval session was held online due to COVID-19 disease. They worked on reviewing each line of the report for two weeks beginning on June 26 and ending on August 6.
According to an IPCC press release, the report states that extreme weather events will increase in all regions in the coming decades. If the Earth’s temperature rises to 1.5 ° C, people will expect “rising heat waves, long warm and shorter cold seasons”. If we touch 2 ° C global warming, extreme heat will more often reach the critical tolerance thresholds for agriculture and health.
Based on peer-reviewed studies published over the last eight years, the report is purely scientific and gives decision-makers a good idea of what we are promised if we continue our “as usual” attitude.
This report has been published strategically since the world’s two leading summits – the G7 and the G20 – which proved to be a great disappointment. However, everyone’s eyes are now on COP26, which is due to take place next month to take decisive action against climate change.
Here is a list of current and former world leaders, climate experts and climate groups, and environmental activists who will respond to the report:
“Dear fossil fuel industry, see you in court.”
“The new IPCC report does not contain any real surprises. It confirms what we already know from thousands of previous studies and reports – that we are in an emergency. … It is our job to be bold and make decisions based on the scientific evidence in these reports. We can still avoid the worst consequences, but we will not, if we continue as we do today, treat the crisis as a crisis. “
– Greta Thunberg, an environmental activist from Sweden
“I would like to emphasize once again that this report removes all doubts about man-made climate change. This report sends a clear message that the planet and its inhabitants are in danger of death … Its positive signal is that it can oppose this, and that is why it is so important that our climate protection measures comply with the global 1.5 degree rule. “
– Svenja Schulze, German Minister for the Environment
“Science is clear, the effects of climate change can be seen around the world, and if we don’t act now, we will still see the worst effects on life, livelihoods and habitats. Our message to all countries, governments, businesses and parts of society is simple. The next decade will be crucial, follow the sciences and take responsibility for keeping the 1.5C target alive. “
– Alok Sharma, President of COP26
“I hope today’s IPCC report is a wake-up call for the world to act now before we meet in Glasgow in November for the critical COP26 summit. We know what needs to be done to limit global warming. history and the transition to clean energy, protect nature and provide climate finance to front-line countries. “
– Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
“We living in Africa have been aware of the urgency of the climate crisis for many years. Life and livelihoods are fragmented due to extreme heat, rising seas and extreme weather conditions. “
– Mohamed Adow, Founder and Director of Power Shift Africa
“The world urgently needs to end the supply of fossil fuels systematically and transparently and stop high-risk, expensive oil and gas exploration now. In the event of a physical disaster, wasted property costs hundreds of billions on our infrastructure and shocks the global economy a thousand times more than a COVID pandemic. “
– Mark Campanale, founder of Carbon Tracker
“Africa, which has produced only three percent of the world’s historic emissions, needs big emissions to take responsibility.”
– Vanessa Nakate, a climate activist from Uganda
“The climate emergency is getting worse by the day, and we at the Climate Vulnerability Forum – which represents the world’s most vulnerable countries – are at the forefront, plagued by storms, droughts and rising seas in our nation.”
– Mohamed Nasheed, former President of the Maldives
“This report is even more compelling evidence that climate change is happening now and that global warming is already one of the most harmful aggravators of hunger and famine, migration, poverty and inequality worldwide.”
– Nafkote Dabi, Head of Climate Policy at Oxfam International
″ (Report is) red code for humanity. Alarm clocks are audible, and the evidence is indisputable: greenhouse gas emissions from the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation are suffocating our planet and putting billions of people in immediate danger. “
– Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General
“The richest percentage of the world’s people are responsible for more than twice as much CO2 emissions as the 3.1 billion people who make up the poorest side of humankind. We must remember that climate change is a symptom of a faulty economic system and we need fundamental, fundamental change. on a scale that is important to avoid the worst effects, mostly on the world’s poor and marginalized communities, which had little place to cause climate change. “
– Sandip Chowdhury, Program Manager, Oxfam India
“The effects of climate change from extreme heat to forest fires, heavy rains and floods will only intensify unless we choose a different direction for ourselves and future generations. The world is now demanding real action. All major economies need to commit to aggressive climate action during this critical decade. “
– John Kerry, Special Representative of the President of the United States on Climate
“For those who want to argue that it’s too hard or too late, so it’s not worth a try – the report is a reminder that every fraction of the warming is really important.”
– Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, President of the Elders
“The IPCC report is final. Again. The time for anger is behind us.
The Paris Agreement, carbon neutral at European level, climate law… France remains on the side of the players. An agreement will be reached in Glasgow in November that meets urgency!
– Emmanuel Macron, President of France
“We need to take action … in developed countries, in developed economies. However, we cannot ignore the fact that developing countries produce two thirds of the world’s emissions and that emissions are increasing … Our approach is technology, not taxes, to solve this problem … I will not sign a blank check on behalf of Australians to destinations without plans. “
– Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia
“Developed countries have usurped much more than their share of the global carbon budget. Achieving net zero alone is not enough, as the temperature achieved is determined by cumulative emissions up to zero. This is fulfilled. the world is facing today. The report states that carbon dioxide has been and will be the dominant cause of global warming in all greenhouse gas emission scenarios. “
– Bhupender Yadav, Minister of Environment of the Union of India
The IPCC’s climate report shows that action must now be taken very quickly to combat climate change. It is not too late to stop the tide and prevent escaping climate change, but only if we act decisively now and we all work together … But this is a global crisis: maintaining the 1.5 degree dimension requires zero emissions globally and faster policy implementation to achieve it. COP26 must be where the world says “enough”!
– Frans Timmermans, EU Vice-President for Climate Action
The report was “a terrible warning about our future unless drastic action is taken. The science of the climate crisis cannot be denied. But policymakers refuse to face the fact that it has its roots in the economy and in the history of colonial exploitation.”
– Dorothy Guerrero, Global Justice Now Policy Director
Where can we start? Almost everywhere. Accelerates the transition to clean energy; we renew our most environmentally harmful operations; and recalibrating cash flows to accelerate the economic transition. “
– Katherine Hayhoe, Principal Investigator of Nature Conservation