Two of the most respected scientific organizations worldwide, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), recently released reports that warn of dire consequences for people and the environment across the globe if we don’t make significant changes very soon. These reports show that climate change is already here and generating negative impacts on every continent.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has come out with a new initiative, entitled “What We Know” focused on raising awareness across the U.S. about the need to take action on climate. Check out their informative webpage, along with numerous videos. (We especially like Brake for Climate.)
The AAAS warns that as global temperatures rise, there is a real risk that parts of the Earth’s climate system will experience abrupt, unpredictable and potentially irreversible changes. These scientists are now recognizing the social and moral responsibility they have to raise awareness about what we already know and the need to act now.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published a draft of a new report urging the world community and governments to make significant changes soon, if we are to keep the average global temperature from warming more than 2 degrees Celsius. The global scientific community agrees that we should not exceed this 2 degree Celsius number, yet we are on track to warm the earth by an average of more than 4 degrees.