A new report on climate change has been released by a panel of renowned scientists, working within the guise of the United Nations, under the name The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. More than 100 governments approved the nearly 50-page report that details all the dangers of climate change (the word “risk” appears over 5 times per page), including food shortages, diseases, and even declining stability in world peace.
The scientists behind the paper consist of some of the most renowned experts on climate change from around the world, and all agree that the conditions have grown even worse than they had predicted at their last convention in 2007. Saleemul Huq, a co-author of the paper, expressed his dire outlook on the situation: “We are going to see more and more impacts, faster and sooner than we had anticipated.”
One recent concern of environmentalists in regard to climate change has been the upsurge in storm activity over the last couple of years. The experts behind the summary admit that several recent major storms were not themselves caused by global warming, but blame for the caliber of their destructive forces can be placed on rising sea levels caused by climate change.
Since the ramifications of climate change include the potential to negatively affect the efficiency of crop growth, while also causing economically-damaging natural disasters, the scientists fear it may significantly impede economic, cultural, and societal growth. Some have called their report “alarmist,” with one scientist even requesting his name be removed from the paper; however, the information included was culled from a staggering number of peer-reviewed studies - over 12,000.
Regardless of the perceived tone of the report, the scientists behind it consider it a “call to action” meant to implore the governments of the world to reduce emissions in the hope of capitalizing on the infinitesimally small window of opportunity that humanity still has left to stymie the course of global warming.