New UN report ‘rings the latest alarm bell’ about climate change effects on nature and people
By Brian Roewe
March 3, 2022
The picture emerging from this week's major scientific report on climate change reaffirmed what Catholic development agencies have observed across the globe for years and they say supports their calls for transformational measures to reverse course and limit the suffering.
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, on Feb. 28 issued a sweeping report on the present and future impacts of climate change, which it said “has caused widespread adverse impacts and related losses and damages to nature and people, beyond natural climate variability.” Those impacts have disproportionately impacted the world's most vulnerable people and systems, it added, and has pushed some beyond their ability to adapt.