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Just transition – now or never

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Credit: Othman Selmi

‘It’s now or never, if we want to limit global warming to 1.5ºC.’ That’s the warning from Jim Skea, a professor at Imperial College London and co-chair of the working group behind the latest comprehensive review (2022) of climate science by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The review report warns that the world is set to reach the 1.5ºC limit within the next two decades and states that only the most drastic cuts in carbon emissions, starting right away, can prevent environmental and climate disaster. Since these reviews are conducted every six to seven years, this can be seen as the last warning from the IPCC before the world is set irrevocably on a path to climate breakdown with terrifying consequences. As United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres declared when the report was released: ‘In concrete terms, this means major cities under water, unprecedented heatwaves, terrifying storms, widespread water shortages, and the extinction… Full article

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