by Rachel Frazin
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is
merging climate alarmism
with health risks - an
its "heat-related human mortality" that could kill
billions by the end of the century unless we all adopt
Sustainable Development, aka
New UN report
A new report from a
United Nations climate panel is
warning of the 'deadly effects' of
climate change both now and in the
future - and finding that they are currently 'worse' than
scientists had believed they would be.
The report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
warned of health risks from climate change, including from
heat exposure, disease and 'mental health' issues...
It said that globally, extreme heat events have already
resulted in deaths.
And it said that since
the last time the IPCC issued a report in 2014, there have been more
extreme events, including "heat-related human mortality," that have
been attributed to human-caused climate change.
The panel's report described major additional risks in the decades
to come, particularly between the years 2040 and 2100.
"Climate change and
related extreme events will significantly increase ill health
and premature deaths from the near- to long-term," said a
summary of the findings.
In particular, the panel
raised concern about exposure to heat waves as well as food-borne
and water-borne disease risks and disease from pests like
It particularly warned of
increases in the risk of diseases from a certain type of mosquito,
additional billions of people at risk by the end of the
And it warned of
increased mental health issues such as anxiety and stress.
The report also warned that some of the effects currently being seen
are worse than previously projected.
"The extent and
magnitude of climate change impacts are larger than estimated in
previous assessments," the summary said, particularly
highlighting "substantial damages" and "increasingly
irreversible losses" to ecosystems and "shifts in seasonal
"We're seeing adverse impacts being much more widespread and
being much more negative than expected in prior reports than
expected at the current 1.09 degrees that we have," Camille
Parmesan, one of the report's authors, told reporters, referring
to the current level of warming compared to pre-industrial
Camille Parmesan added that the
world is seeing impacts that it previously did not expect to see at
the current level of warming, such as,
into new areas" and "the first extinctions of species due to
policymakers alike said the report was a stark warning.
"Today's IPCC report
paints a dire picture of the impacts already occurring because
a warmer world and the
'terrible risks' to our planet if we continue to ignore
'science'," U.S. special climate envoy
John Kerry said in a statement.
He called for a strong
response, as legislative action in the U.S. has been stalled amid
disagreements over President Biden's climate and social spending
"Denial and delay are
not strategies, they are a recipe for disaster," Kerry said.
"The best scientists
in the world have shown us that we must accelerate adaptation
action, with urgency and at scale.
Our efforts to date
have been too small and too fragmented to match the scale of the
impacts we are already experiencing, let alone the threats we
expect in the future."
The report also noted
potential issues with infrastructure, particularly in coastal areas.
It said that globally, about a billion people are projected to be at
risk from coastal-specific climate hazards in the mid-term.
While the world is already grappling with climate change, the report
said that the outcomes going forward will vary based on how urgently
the world acts now to mitigate and adapt to it.
"The magnitude and
rate of climate change and associated risks depend strongly on
near-term mitigation and adaptation actions, and projected
adverse impacts and related losses and damages escalate with
every increment of global warming," the IPCC report said.
It noted, for example,
that without adaptation, if the planet warms by 2 degrees Celsius
compared to preindustrial levels, projected increases in flood
damages are expected to be up to twice as high as if warming is
limited to 1.5 degrees.
And it called for adaptation in urban and rural planning, such as
planned relocations in low-lying cities to counter sea level rise.
For energy systems, it
called for increased resilience, reliability, storage and efficiency
as well as diversification, including through small-scale renewable
Overall, the report's authors noted that how dire the
circumstances become depend on how much the world can limit warming.
amount of warming will increase the risk of severe impacts,"
said Rachel Bezner Kerr, one of the authors, discussing
'risks' to food systems.
"And so the more rapid we can take strong action to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions, the less the severe impacts will
be," she added.