“The report provides an incredibly detailed picture of the risks of a warming planet and how they grow as the warming intensifies. The message could not be clearer. Widespread, concerted and sustained action across the economy is needed to cut carbon emissions down to zero and limit the risks of a warming climate. For the UK, this means a rapid switch to renewable energy and electric cars, insulating our homes, planting trees, where possible walking/cycling and eating well (more plants/less meat), and developing an industry to capture carbon and store it underground. It also means adapting to the growing impacts of climate change that are felt here, particularly to the increasing flood risks from heavy rainfall and from sea level rise along our coasts. The solutions are already here. “ says Professor Corinne Le Quere of the Tyndall Centre and the University of East Anglia.
Professor Rachel Warren of Tyndall Centre UEA is a Lead Author of Chapter Three, Impacts of Global Warming of 1.5C, specialising in impacts on biodiversity and reasons for concern, and is now on her way back from Incheon.
The graphs have been designed with the cognitive psychology methods of Jordan Harold of UEA’s Department of Psychology and the Tyndall Centre. Jordan’s guide to designing cognitive graphics.