“The IPCC’s new report contains no real surprises. It confirms what we already know from thousands of previous studies and reports that we are in an emergency,” Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg said of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts’ report for Change. (IPCC) for the Glasgow COP26 Climate Conference and launched a call to action: “We can still avoid the worst circumstances, but not if we continue as we are today.”
The study, released this Monday, highlights that If the current rate of greenhouse gas emissions is maintained, global temperature will increase by 2.7 degrees by the end of the century compared to the average for the pre-industrial era.. This increase, which would also lead to greater extreme weather events, such as droughts, floods and heat waves, It would be far from the goal of less than 2 degrees established by the Paris Agreement, which recommended limiting this increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
“It’s a robust but prudent summary of the best scientific data available,” noted Thunberg on his Twitter account and stressed that the IPCC does not offer solutions, but “we are the ones who must be courageous and make decisions based on the scientific evidence presented in these reports”.
“We can still avoid the worst circumstances, but not if we continue as we have done today and not without treating the crisis as a crisis,” said the teenager who, in September 2018, started a protest to demand action against climate change.
The young Swede has been nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize, met with the Pope and top world leaders, and delivered speeches at the UN and important climate summits.