Briefing on the IPCC’s 6th Assessment Report
The briefing will be presented by members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Working Group 1 (WG1), responsible for the dire August 2021 report highlighting how human activity has led to “unprecedented” changes to the Earth’s climate, and warning that – without deep, rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions – “warming of 1.5°C and 2°C will be exceeded during the 21st century.”
The briefing will examine the key findings of the report and how Congress can act to avoid the worst climate impacts. In particular, the presenters will focus on sea-level rise, the attribution drivers behind extreme weather events, and methane emissions.
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