IPCC: The Time to Act is Now

The N.Y. Times has early coverage of the latest IPCC report. The bottom line is what Climate Progress–and many others–have been saying for a while:

“We can no longer make the excuse that we need to wait for more science, or the excuse that we need to wait for more technologies and policy knowledge,” said Adil Najam, an author of one chapter…. “To me the big message is that we now have both and we do not need to wait any longer.”

The report also made clear the risks of delay, noting that emissions of greenhouse gases have risen 70 percent since 1970 and could rise an additional 90 percent by 2030 if nothing is done.

We’ll have more on the report when it is formally adopted Friday.

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