Major climate changes now inevitable and irreversible, stark UN report says

IPCC report says climate change is ‘widespread, rapid, and intensifying’

A stark Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has warned that the world is dangerously close to runaway global warming - and that humans are "unequivocally" to blame. Video: Reuters

Earth’s climate system is changing across the entire planet and human activities are worsening its effects which are “widespread, rapid and intensifying”, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.

The report by leading climate scientists published on Monday provides evidence that “unless there are immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, limiting warming to close to 1.5 degrees or even 2 degrees will be beyond reach”.

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