USC faculty: Latest IPCC report commands action, not words, from policymakers

USC Faculty respond to IPCC climate change report

Climate change is a matter of life and death – at least for humans.

That’s one takeaway from the latest report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which shows that without substantial action within the next few years, global temperatures will warm beyond 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit by the middle of the century, leading to further sea-level rise, droughts, extreme weather events, food and water shortages, and other negative outcomes.

Three University of Southern California professors say that while the report’s urgency is clear, it’s long past time for powerful people to make difficult decisions that will ultimately safeguard humanity and the planet.

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