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2023 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #16

Posted on 22 April 2023 by John Hartz

A chronological listing of news and opinion articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week: Sun, Apr 16, 2023 thru Sat, Apr 22, 2023.

Story of the Week

Earth Day: Here are 5 ways we can scale up climate solutions, according to IPCC

  • Earth Day 2023 will be marked on 22 April to mobilize policymakers, investors and society at large to fight the climate crisis.
  • A new report from the IPCC underlines that despite all progress, we are still off track when meeting vital targets.
  • But it also reveals that many climate mitigation solutions are ready, we just have to deploy them at scale – here are five examples.

On April 22, the world will be marking Earth Day, a global day of environmental activism to bring about policy changes, mobilize funding and transform human behaviour to fight the climate crisis. Earth Day 2023 comes as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) latest report has reinforced we are still way off-track when it comes to redressing the impacts of global warming<.

Despite all mitigation efforts, Earth’s climate continues to get warmer, and is likely to reach 1.5°C anytime between 2030 and 2035, the IPCC warns. To stop it from rising above this limit, greenhouse gas and CO2 emissions must be reduced by at least 43% by 2030 and at least 60% by 2035 (compared to 2019 levels).

UN Secretary-General António Guterres described the report as “a clarion call to massively fast-track climate efforts” but also as “a how-to guide to defuse the climate time-bomb”.

Click here to access the entire article as originally posted on the World Economic Forum website.

Earth Day: Here are 5 ways we can scale up climate solutions, according to IPCC by Andrea Willige, Climate Change, World Economic Forum (WEP), Apr 19, 2023

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