New U.N. Climate Report is a Dire Warning: Only Immediate, Decisive Action Will Keep a Livable Planet Possible

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Climate and Energy

Washington, D.C. – A new report published this morning by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states that the world is nearly out of time to take quick, decisive action to avert the worst impacts of climate change and maintain the chance of a livable future for humans in decades and centuries to come. 

In response, Food & Water Watch Policy Director Jim Walsh issued the following statement:

“This report paints an ominous picture of a world already slipping past the edge of climate management and into the realm of devastating, irreversible climate chaos. A dereliction of duty from global leaders — and outright contempt from corporate polluters – has pushed us to this perilous point, and only immediate, decisive action will keep hope of a livable planet alive. Now is the moment we must demand a halt to new fossil fuel development and a rejection of faulty schemes like carbon capture and emissions credit trading. Only a rapid, aggressive ramping-up of truly clean, renewable energy will save this planet and its people.”

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