COP27: 10 key facts climate scientists want you to knowAdapting our world will not save us from the devastating effects of climate change, say s...COP27: 10 key facts climate scientists want you to know
Adapting our world will not save us from the devastating effects of climate change, say scientists.
What is also needed is urgent action to achieve dramatic cuts in CO2 emissions.
Here are 10 insights from climate experts delivered in plain language.
Adapting the world to cope with the effects of climate change can only go so far and time is running out to make radical changes to the way we live if we are to have any hope of averting a climate catastrophe, leading scientists have warned.
Released at the COP27 climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, a report written by leading climate scientists lays bare the limitations of efforts to adapt to climate change. It says the world needs to urgently reduce the emissions that are changing the climate.
10 New Insights in Climate Science, commissioned by Future Earth, the Earth League and the World Climate Research Programme for the United Nations summit, focuses on the social consequence of rising global temperatures.
"The latest science confirms the rising social costs of severe climate extremes and the urgent need to deviate away from risks of going beyond limits to adaptation and crossing irreversible tipping points,” said Professor Johan Rockström, co-chair of the Earth League.