Scientists Know how to solve the climate crisis

Posted by on 12 juin 2022

Scientists have just told us how to solve the climate crisis – will the world listen?

6 Apr 2022

A solar power plant on Karbi tribal land in Assam state, India, February 2022The new IPCC report offers not only hope, but practical solutions. Governments that have signed off on it must now act

A solar power plant on Karbi tribal land in Assam state, India, February 2022. Photograph: Anupam Nath/AP
Amid the triple crisis of the war in Ukraine, the still-raging pandemic and escalating inflation, climate scientists have just pulled off a truly impressive achievement. They have stood firm and persuaded the world’s governments to agree to a common guide to solving the climate emergency. Despite the despair of mounting global problems, the release of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shows some grounds for hope.

 

After the recent reports on the causes and effects of climate change, this one covers solutions – with a summary signed off by the world’s governments. The summary is blunt and clear, and in many places acknowledges realities that scientists and campaigners have known for years but governments often avoided directly admitting.

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