Key findings from the IPCC's Working Group II Climate Report
Prof Liz Bentley, Chief Executive of the Royal Meteorological Society presents a short summary of the IPCC Working Group II Report from the IPCC 6th Assessment (published on 28 February 2022).
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) aims to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts.
We are currently in the middle of the sixth assessement cycle (AR6). Working Group I covered the physical science of climate change with a very stark message in August 2021. This video focuses on the next assessment report from Working Group II, which covers impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. The report is the culmination of 5 years' work by 270 authors from 67 countries, contains over 34,000 cited references, and a total of 62,418 expert and government review comments.
Human-induced climate change is causing dangerous and widespread disruption in nature and affecting the lives of billions of people around the world, despite efforts to reduce the risks. What's more, the people and ecosystems least able to cope are hardest hit.
- Urgent and more ambitious action is required to deal with increasing climate risks
- Safeguarding and strengthening nature is key to securing a liveable future
- Adequate finance and political support are essential