New IPCC Report Highlights Urgency of Climate Change Impacts

Yale Climate Connections: The second part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report summarizes the latest scientific research on climate change impacts, adaptation, and vulnerabilities.

The new IPCC Working Group II report paints an alarming picture of rapidly growing risks currently being felt around the world, including widespread damage to human and ecological health. It finds nearly half the world population living “in contexts that are highly vulnerable to climate change.”

Adaptation measures–which the report finds woefully underfunded–can reduce risks from climate impacts, but those efforts will be overwhelmed by increasingly extreme weather events unless combined with aggressive efforts to curb global warming.

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