If Senators truly followed the science in this report, we'd have 100 votes for climate action to match the 100 percent certainty that human-caused climate change is destroying our planet. This report must be the final warning to the world that time has run out to save the planet from dangerous and irreversible climate change. — Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts
If Senators truly followed the science in this report, we'd have 100 votes for climate action to match the 100 percent certainty that human-caused climate change is destroying our planet. This report must be the final warning to the world that time has run out to save the planet from dangerous and irreversible climate change. — Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts

Every bit of warming matters, and every bit of avoided warming matters. We have to enhance ambition and tackle the climate crisis like the existential threat that it is. — Dr. Jane Lubchenco, deputy director for climate and environment at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Every bit of warming matters, and every bit of avoided warming matters. We have to enhance ambition and tackle the climate crisis like the existential threat that it is. — Dr. Jane Lubchenco, deputy director for climate and environment at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

The world must come together before the ability to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is out of reach. What the world requires now is real action. We can get to the low carbon economy we urgently need, but time is not on our side. — US Climate Envoy John Kerry
The world must come together before the ability to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is out of reach. What the world requires now is real action. We can get to the low carbon economy we urgently need, but time is not on our side. — US Climate Envoy John Kerry

We cannot delay ambitious climate action any longer. This moment requires world leaders, the private sector, and individuals to act together with urgency and do everything it takes to protect our planet and our future in this decade and beyond. — Secretary of State Tony Blinken
We cannot delay ambitious climate action any longer. This moment requires world leaders, the private sector, and individuals to act together with urgency and do everything it takes to protect our planet and our future in this decade and beyond. — Secretary of State Tony Blinken

'Final warning': Lawmakers, Biden administration sound alarm over UN climate report and urge swift action
"If Senators truly followed the science in this report, we'd have 100 votes for climate action to match the 100 percent certainty that human-caused climate change is destroying our planet," Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts said in a statement. "This report must be the final warning to the world that time has run out to save the planet from dangerous and irreversible climate change."

The latest IPCC report finds the world is rapidly running out of time to keep human-caused global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The report lays out different scenarios if world nations decarbonize and collectively limit their warming to 1.5 degrees, compared to what will happen if they don't take action -- leading to global warming of 2 or 3 degrees Celsius. The latter would have catastrophic consequences for the planet, leading to already severe weather events like fires and flooding getting worse.

"Every bit of warming matters, and every bit of avoided warming matters," Dr. Jane Lubchenco, the deputy director for climate and environment at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, told CNN. "We have to enhance ambition and tackle the climate crisis like the existential threat that it is."

With global warming currently at 1.1 degrees Celsius, this summer has already set new records for heat and drought in parts of the United States. Some lawmakers said they feared this summer could be tip of the iceberg.

... "The world must come together before the ability to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is out of reach," said US Climate Envoy John Kerry in response to the IPCC report. "What the world requires now is real action. We can get to the low carbon economy we urgently need, but time is not on our side."

... As Biden's top international climate official, Kerry will have a crucial role to play in the coming international talks in Glasgow, Scotland later this fall. In a statement, Kerry said Glasgow "must be a turning point in this crisis" where all major economies commit to "aggressive" action on climate during the next decade. Kerry's comments were also echoed by Secretary of State Tony Blinken.

"We cannot delay ambitious climate action any longer," Blinken said in a statement. "This moment requires world leaders, the private sector, and individuals to act together with urgency and do everything it takes to protect our planet and our future in this decade and beyond."
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