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Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has finalized the first part of the Sixth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis.

The Sixth Assessment Report consists of contributions from each of the three IPCC Working Groups and a Synthesis Report (SYR). The Report is the most up-to-date physical understanding of the climate system and climate change, bringing together the latest advances in climate science, and combining multiple lines of evidence from paleoclimate, observations, process understanding, and global and regional climate simulations.

Major findings of the report show that current amounts of warming runs the risk of breaching climate tipping points around the world, which could potentially lock in runaway global heating. Now, nowhere on the planet has been untouched by anthropogenic influence. We have reached the limit of CO2 emissions to stabilize warming to1.5 degrees Celsius. This level of warming would bring further climate devastation and extreme weather.

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