A comprehensive Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2022 Report was recently released weeks after world leaders, national delegates, and thousands of climate activists left the COP26 summit. The report states that the human-caused climate crisis is driving a “dangerous and widespread disruption in nature” impacting billions of lives across the globe and that disruption can only be remedied by immediate and large-scale actions that global leaders have thus far failed to take.
The dangers of climate change are mounting so rapidly that they could soon overwhelm the ability of both nature and humanity to adapt. If nothing or little is done to rapidly reduce carbon emissions, we would see a future with millions of people displaced, many species driven to extinction, more of the environment destroyed and inequality, poverty, hunger, and disease worsen. Although the IPCC reports have evolved from “no proof that we cause climate change” in 1990 to “we are responsible” in 2021, once again NO firm commitments were made that are necessary to avert the worst-case climate scenarios. This non-commitment makes it very clear that profits are more important than people and that we the people must change the present destructive capitalistic system in order to save the planet.