The landmark IPCC report into climate change and what it means for Australia

The fires that are currently raging in the Northern Hemisphere are catastrophic, and a chilling reminder of what has happened in Australia many times.

The earth is at a point where it can not cope with much more.

Climate change is already affecting the earth, and the effects are devastating.

Climate change is not just happening, the rate of climate change is accelerating. If we don’t do something about it now, quite simply the earth will no longer be our home. And we will cease to exist.

Sir David Attenborough has said in the past that we face ‘irreversible damage to the natural world and the collapse of our societies.’ We are now at breaking point, the world can no longer ignore the issue of climate change.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was established in 1988. Its purpose is to provide policymakers with regular assessments on the current state of climate change.

In her article in the NewDaily Cait Kelly explains what the latest report means for Australia.

The world could be just 10 years from heating more than 1.5 degrees Celsius, the IPCC has stated. Photo: Getty

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