IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released their sixth assessment report that projects five climate emergency scenarios based on current and future global emissions. The report shows that a 1.5 degree temperature increase is already locked in, and can only be reduced in the future if we hit net zero emissions by 2025. If the planet reaches net zero emission just after 2030, we are guaranteed a 2+ degree increase until after 2050. The two higher projections show that if we continue our current rate of carbon emissions, the planet will suffer climate breakdown after 2050. This excellent article on The Journal of Music sums up the situation well; "We don't have the luxury of not thinking about it any more".


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