John is an original Friend of the Planet, and the Founder of the Center for American Progress, a member of its Board of Directors, and a law professor at Georgetown University’s Law School. Not to mention a hero of ours! ODP: Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. What will it take to recreate […]Continue Reading 487 words
Just as the IPCC Report warned that warming will lead to loss of glaciers and permafrost, Italian officials had to close a road and put locals on emergency notice because a 250,000-cubic-meter mass of ice is about to break off the highest mountain in the Alps, Mont Blanc, due to unusually high temperatures during August […]Continue Reading 353 words
This morning the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued its Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate which assesses the physical processes and impacts of climate change on ocean, coastal, polar and mountain ecosystems. The Report concludes that there is overwhelming evidence that the “Melting glaciers and ice sheets are causing […]Continue Reading 499 words
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By Monica Dean and Justin Kenney, UN Foundation The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is expected to release its first special report dedicated to the link between climate change and the ocean and cryosphere on Wednesday. This begs the question, what is the cryosphere? It is all of Earth’s frozen water: snow, glaciers, ice […]Continue Reading 220 words
By Monica Dean and Justin Kenney Much of the world’s focus this week has been on youth climate strikes taking place around the world, and now on New York for the UN Climate Action Summit and Climate Week activities. And rightly so. A common refrain shouted from the streets to the halls of power is […]Continue Reading 291 words
By Beth Allgood, U.S. Country Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare According to a 2019 independent survey conducted on behalf of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), a vast majority of Americans affirmed that it is ‘very important’ for the United States to protect endangered species both domestically and across the globe. Three in […]Continue Reading 867 words
ODP: The IPCC’s report this week focused on land — with a particular focus on desertification, land degradation and food security — why? JL: Land is a really important part of the climate system and governments wanted to take a deeper look at how our land is being affected by climate change and conversely how our […]Continue Reading 568 words
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Special Report on Climate Change and Land was released today and makes it clear that the way we use our land and cultivate our food must quickly become more sustainable if we’re going to limit the rise of global temperatures to 1.5°C and meaningfully act on climate change. Agriculture […]Continue Reading 607 words
This week we’re taking a deeper dive into the IPCC in anticipation of their new report on climate change and land which will come out this Thursday. Check out our previous stories on the history of the IPCC and how their comprehensive reports are written. Today we’ll explore how the IPCC’s climate reports have shaped […]Continue Reading 488 words
In anticipation of the IPCC’s new Special Report on Climate Change and Land we’re taking a look into the IPCC and how its scientists write their reports. Yesterday we explained the IPCC’s history and structure and today we’ll explain how their reports are written and the rigor behind them. The Basics: As Scientific American […]Continue Reading 444 words
If you read about climate change then likely you have come across data cited from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or the IPCC. In fact, there’s a forthcoming special report from the panel to be released later this week but we decided to spend some time leading up to it to take a deeper […]Continue Reading 458 words