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New IPCC report: devastating climate impacts will escalate without rapid emissions cuts and climate justice

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photo: Alisa Singer

Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability is the latest report from the the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, released on February 28, 2022. It concludes that “Climate change is a threat to human well-being and planetary health,” and any further delay in drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions “will miss a brief and rapidly closing window of opportunity to secure a livable and sustainable future for all.” 

This is the second of three working group reports, which, along with three special reports and a synthesis report, make up the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). The first working group report was released in August 2021 and assessed the physical science, showing climate change is widespread, rapid and intensifying. The third working group report, expected in March, will be on climate change mitigation..


Read the IPCC press release

Read the IPCC Report: Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

Read the Canada Climate Action Network press release, with quote from Lyn Adamson, ClimateFast Co-chair

“This report could not lay it out more starkly: we must act now, or face the consequences of devastation of the world both now and in the future.  It is a criminal act to accelerate ecocide as continued use and development of fossil fuels, and any public subsidies for continued reliance on oil, gas, and coal.  We must all work together putting all our efforts into the renewable energy transition that is our primary way out of the dreadful outcomes laid out in this latest IPCC report.”