The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report on Monday on the impacts, adaptation and vulnerability humans face with rising temperatures.
It may be difficult to get through all the facts and figures on yet another tome — it’s more than 3,500 pages. But this report, much different than its predecessors, focuses on the human toll of climate change and how we may adapt.
Or, as UN Secretary-General António Guterres called it: “an atlas of human suffering and a damning indictment of failed climate leadership.”
Among all the numbers, the report’s message is clear: climate change is already taking its toll on humanity, at a grave cost. Some of that’s hard put a dollar figure on, but the concrete costs are already mounting.