The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released its Sixth Assessment Report, which provides a comprehensive analysis of the state of our planet’s climate. The report emphasizes the urgency of taking immediate and decisive action to address the climate crisis.
The term “climate crisis” is increasingly being used instead of “climate change” to highlight the severity and urgency of the situation. The IPCC report confirms that the climate crisis is not a future threat, but a current reality that is already causing significant damage to ecosystems and human societies around the world.
The report states that human activities, particularly the burning of fossil fuels, are responsible for the majority of the increase in global temperatures observed over the past century. It also highlights that the impacts of the climate crisis are already being felt in the form of more frequent and intense heatwaves, droughts, floods, and other extreme weather events.
The report also warns that without significant and immediate action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, global temperatures could rise by more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels within the next decade, with catastrophic consequences for ecosystems and societies around the world.
The IPCC report serves as a wake-up call to policymakers, businesses, and individuals to take action to address the climate crisis. We must transition to a low-carbon economy, implement policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and work together to build a more sustainable and resilient future for ourselves and future generations. The term “climate crisis” accurately conveys the urgency and severity of the situation, and serves as a call to action to address this critical issue.
This is where “Our Changing Climate” comes in. It is a channel all about video essays on a burning planet. In today’s essay they look at the rise of fossil fascism and ecofascism on the far right. As the world gets warmer and fossil fuels become increasingly untenable there are now glimpses of two trends within the far right that are a reaction to climate change. Ecofascism and fossil fascism.