Leaked IPCC report: Humans are adapting — but hunger, homelessness, and violence lie ahead

Despite all the scientific evidence showing we are responsible for climate change and the growing gap between rich and poor. Our politicians still think they are living on a planet with infinite resources to plunder, keep themselves rich. When the maelstrom hits us, they will find they cannot eat their money. They are just as vulnerable to catastrophic climate change, as the rest of us. It is time they changed course, started reducing consumption, waste and investing in real clean and renewable energy.

Grist

If you are anything like us, you’re waiting for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to publish the next installment of its epically important assessment report with bated breath. Rejoice: The waiting is over, thanks to an intrepid sneak who leaked the doc ahead of schedule.

The latest leak gives us a peek at the second quarter of the most recent assessment (it’s the fifth assessment report since 1990 by the world’s leading climate change authority). The document, scheduled to be unveiled in March, deals with the severity of climate impacts and worldwide efforts to adapt to it.

Now, technically we’re supposed to wait until the final draft is officially published before sharing its contents with you climate-news-hungry readers. But we just can’t resist: Here is our summary of some of the upcoming report’s key findings, accompanied by a boilerplate warning: Despite being marked “final draft,” these conclusions could change between…

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