In response to the release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) issued the following statements:
Marcene Mitchell, Senior Vice President of the World Wildlife Fund for Climate Change, said:
“This report illustrates more than alarming figures. It paints a picture of the reality of the climate crisis, with more intense and frequent extreme weather events causing devastating losses in communities and ecosystems around the world. Some of the threats of climate change are here to stay, but the report makes it clear that we shouldn’t throw in the towel. Through bold and immediate federal action, with strong commitments from the private sector, and with approaches that recognize nature’s essential role in solving this crisis, we can limit the vulnerability of current and future generations to change. climate. “
Rebecca Shaw, Chief Scientist of the World Wide Fund for Nature, said:
“This report is truly a game-changer as it allows scientists to determine humanity’s role in driving extreme weather events with more precision and certainty than ever before. It is clear that fires, floods, storms and heat waves are more extreme due to climate change.
“Scientists are certain that emissions from human activity have caused dangerous and permanent damage to the planet. Our window to reduce emissions and limit temperatures to 1.5 ° C is still possible, but it closes quickly.
“Conserving and restoring nature is a powerful tool in removing carbon from our atmosphere, but it is not enough unless we also drastically reduce our emissions. “