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New Report from IPCC

The IPCC has launched a new report that explores how the way we use our land contributes to climate change and how climate change affects our land. The report highlights how warming has resulted in an increased frequency, intensity and duration of heat related events, including heat waves and droughts.

Hoesung Lee, Chair of the IPCC, said: “Governments challenged the IPCC to take the first ever comprehensive look at the whole land-climate system. We did this through many contributions from experts and governments worldwide. This is the first time in IPCC report history that a majority of authors – 53% – are from developing countries.”

Scientists say that we must immediately change the way we manage land, produce food and eat less meat in order to halt the climate crisis.

"We humans affect more than 70% of ice-free land, a quarter of this land is degraded. The way we produce food and what we eat contributes to the loss of natural ecosystems and declining biodiversity," said Valérie Masson-Delmotte, co-chair of the IPCC.

The report does offer hope, there are major opportunities to reverse the damage including planting trees on farmland, better soil management and reducing food waste.

Read the full report.

Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 09.08.2019

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