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Tue Nov 5, 2019, 11:37 PM

Climate change: 'Clear and unequivocal' emergency, say scientists

Source: BBC

Climate change: ‘Clear and unequivocal’ emergency, say scientists

By Matt McGrath
Environment correspondent

6 November 2019

A global group of around 11,000 scientists have endorsed research that says the world is facing a climate emergency.

The study, based on 40 years of data on a range of measures, says governments are failing to address the crisis.

Without deep and lasting changes, the world is facing "untold human suffering" the study says.

The researchers say they have a moral obligation to warn of the scale of the threat.

Released on the day that satellite data shows that last month was the warmest October on record, the new study says that that simply measuring global surface temperatures is an inadequate way of capturing the real dangers of an overheating world.

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Where it differs is in showing that while things might be bad, they are not hopeless. The researchers show six areas in which immediate steps should be taken that could make a major difference.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-50302392

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Related: World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency (BioScience)

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