Global Reactions to IPCC Report

August 9, 2021

This report above from India, is a a very good synopsis of the new IPCC report, with a dramatic opening.

Below, BBC.

Deutschewelle – the report is a “final reality check”:

Very good PBS Newshour report below.

Andy Dessler – Climate change already reducing your standard of living and hovering money out of your pocket.

15 Responses to “Global Reactions to IPCC Report”

  1. jimbills Says:

    The video from India reminded me of ‘The Age of Stupid’. The reporter adds how celebrity news overshadows climate change news on a regular basis. I was watching CBS News during its national news tonight. The order was: Cuomo, Covid, climate change.

  2. redskylite Says:

    The Indian video was very clear and the presenter direct and to the point. What is extremely important is how this report is presented (if presented) to the Chinese public, as their action is now absolutely critical.

    This reporting from CGTN (CGTN is registered under the State Council of the People’s Republic of China and is under the control of the Propaganda Department of the Chinese Communist Party. General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party Xi Jinping described CGTN’s goal as to “tell China’s story well.”)


    “What you need to know about the IPCC’s climate report

    But despite this catastrophic warning, the report also added that not all hope is lost – if the world’s leaders take drastic action immediately.


    “Why China’s climate policy matters to us all”

    “Experts agree that without big reductions in China’s emissions, the world cannot win the fight against climate change.”

  3. Will the World listen this time?

  4. indy222 Says:

    These headlines are yet again just lukewarm. We need to “reduce our GHG’s”… really? REALLY? Wow, stop the presses! This is NEW NEWS. Not. This is just more of the same can-kicking. How about quoting the work of Katy Walter-Anthony? MacDougall et al 2016? The tipping points we’re barrelling through while we waste time with more bland talk like this IPCC issue. What a tragic thing for young people to see; their elders and parents acting like 2 year olds- this abject cowardice and waffling even from scientists who’ve already published far more dire papers than these tame public pronouncements, and don’t have the guts to say so boldly to the press. Cloud feedbacks and ECS=5C changes everything. Shutdown of the AMOC gets, by the research, seen to be closer with every paper published… And more econ growth only demands more energy and so more carbon emission. We’ve got 8 billion people who demand to live like Americans or they’ll storm the borders (are storming the borders), and it all takes far more ENERGY than we can provide. We use any and all energy we can lay hands on, and that includes growing nat gas and oil thanks to technology. Techno optimists need to wake up. It’s the core nature of Homo Sapiens and their genetic urge for eternal growth that will destroy us all. And the rest of this charade is just window dressing.
    At best we’ll make a play at “caring” and “trying”…. but I’ve watched the accelerating ecological catastrophe for my entire 68 year life – w/o a pause. Who, as a eco-friendly flower child of the ’70’s, would have predicted that THIS is where we would be in 2021? Not a single one. They’d all be living in eco-nirvana in their imaginations of 2021. Now look around, and learn.

    • dumboldguy Says:

      Well said, and with passion. I have been watching for my 81 years, and could have had you in one of my classes or as a member of the Students for Environmental Action group I sponsored for Earth Day One. I and many of my students saw even back then that it was not going to go well, although we could not predict the exact events, sequence, and timing.

    • Gingerbaker Says:

      OK, Boomer.

      Go listen to the Beatle’s discography again.


      Coalburner Carl.

  5. redskylite Says:

    Moscow Times:

    “UN’s Bombshell Climate Change Report Forecasts Fire and Floods for Russia

    Russia can expect to see intensifying wildfires, floods and other extreme weather events in the coming decades as the global climate crisis deepens a decade sooner than projected just three years ago, UN climate experts said in a bombshell report published Monday.

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report shows unequivocally that global warming is unfolding more quickly than feared and that humanity is almost entirely to blame. Years in the making, the sobering report approved by 195 nations shines a harsh spotlight on governments dithering in the face of mounting evidence that climate change is an existential threat.

  6. redskylite Says:

    In the grid below, Carbon Brief has collected key reactions from the editorial and comment pages of newspapers from the UK, US and around the world.

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